OK, nobody's perfect. Not in life, not in basketball, and certainly not in predicting what will happen in the NBA. One of my recent predictions had to do with Dirk Nowitzki - and as it turns out, I might have been very wrong. So, on this day of rest, I've decided to clear my conscious and come clean about some bad NBA predictions that I've made:
- I said recently (a year or so ago) that no team built around Dirk Nowitzki would ever win an NBA Championship. Sure, it still hasn't technically happened, but I certainly didn't expect the Mavericks to even get out of the West - not this year or any year with Dirk as their central piece. I underestimated him and them.
- I predicted that Kevin Love would never be any more than a bench player in the NBA. We're both LOHS graduates, but I just didn't see it while watching him at UCLA. I was wrong.
- After seeing him get swatted several times during a Summer League game (against the Wizards), I predicted that NBA defenses would prevent Blake Griffin from making it big. Wrong on that one, too.
Feel free to make your own confessions. It's good to get out from underneath bad predictions every once in awhile, to come clean and find rest in admitting your own fallibility....