Fans may mistake the Memphis Grizzlies' strained march much of the way through the first two games of the Western Conference Finals for that of a team that doesn't belong in the conference finals. However, the Grizzlies have earned their way to the conference finals.
Whether the true cause of their crushing 103-102 overtime defeat was Frank Vogel's coaching blunder (more on that later), Paul George's overcommitment or just another dazzling performance by one of the greatest to ever pick up a basketball is moot.
Title contender Jack Swagger kicked Ziggler in the head three weeks ago on SmackDown. Ziggler suffered a concussion and hasn’t seen ring action since then. He missed Extreme Rules, which originally would have had Ziggler defend the title against Swagger and Alberto Del Rio in a ladder match.
For the most part, the right players went home with the hardware during the recently completed award season for the 2012-13 NBA campaign. But the strange, often nonsensical processes that produced the winners could still use a little work.
Every couple of years, give or take, planets get together in the night sky in such a way that they seem to be aligned with each other. They seem to be, really — from Earth's perspective — shyly approaching each other, asking each other to dance.