Phoenix beats San Antonio, and Detroit beats Cleveland for a Phoenix-Detroit showdown in the finals!...........in the WNBA.
I know it was techinically the semis where the Spurs beat the Suns and not the conference finals, but it was rightly assumed that whoever won that series was going to the finals. It doesn't make it any less coincidentally funny (to me, anyway).
Does anyone else remember Jackie Stiles?
She's a competitive cycler, for those who wonder what she's up to; all those injuries just forced her out of basketball (ankle mostly, if I remember correctly. Knee as well?)
Actually, there is a little Blazer reference buried in here. The Fire came into the league in 2000 (we all know what happened that May to the Blazers) and folded in 2002, due to Allen not wanting to foot the bill for the Fire (on top of the Knick-esque payroll and soon-to-be Knick-esque record he was paying for with the Blazers) after the league turned the franchises over financially instead of footing the bill itself (if I remember correctly). I've wondered sometimes if that game seven sunk an entire WNBA franchise as well as start an NBA's team downward spiral.