WATERCOOLER CHAT: SPURS IN FINALS, GRINER TOUGH DEBUT, PETERSON AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE

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In the NBA, it was Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs.  The Spurs have surprised everyone by grabbing a commanding 3-0 lead in this series. The Grizzlies can’t seem to find any answer to stop them.  And on Memorial Day, the Spurs were hoping to sweep the series and get some much needed rest before the Finals.  But the Grizzlies had no intention of watching their season end so easily.  The game started out favorable for the Spurs again, as they went on a 22-6 run.  But the Grizz powered back before the half to make it a 6 point game.  In the end, however, the Spurs were once again too much for Memphis to handle, and the Spurs secured their trip the NBA Finals.  This will be the 5th trip for Tim Duncan, and he has won every Finals he has played in.  Can he grab one more?  San Antonio 93, Memphis 86.

Finally, in the WNBA, the #1 draft pick Brittney Griner made her debut with the Phoenix Mercury.  Griner is thought to be one of the best female basketball players of all-time.  And this would mark the beginning of her pro career to try and solidify her reputation as the best there is.  Her first opponent… The Chicago Sky, who had the #3 overall pick Elena Della Donne.  Griner actually struggled in this game, realizing that the talent at the pro level is much more difficult than at the collegiate level.  Della Donne, however, looked fantastic, pulling out her entire arsenal of moves.  Griner dunked twice in the game, but it wasn’t enough to grab an opening game victory.  Chicago 102, Phoenix 80.

 

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And in the NFL, Adrian Peterson may be the most celebrated running-back in the game right now, even getting consideration for the best running-back of all time, but he made some controversial remarks this weekend.  Earlier this off-season, the Vikings cut their punter Chris Kluwe after Kluwe made some very public remarks advocating gay marriage.  Peterson told the media that he didn’t believe Kluwe was released for that reason.  On top of this, Peterson said that he was actually against gay marriage.  However, Peterson did say that he had some gay family members and there was nothing wrong with that — that he loves them as family and treats them with the utmost respect.  But, Peterson said, he didn’t really support the idea of gay marriage.  It just shows that this issue still divides professional sports.

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