All she wants to do is play golf

Tariq Engineer

All she wants to do is play golf. Test herself. Get better. And all they want to do is make a big deal out of it by turning it into some kind of man versus woman contest. Then there are those who don’t even think she should play at all. I say get over it. If the best woman golfer on the planet wants to play against the men, let her. If she wants to measure herself against the best players in the world, why is that everyone else’s business? And instead of trying to knock her down, give her credit for putting herself and her game on the line.

Let Annika Sorenstam do what she has to do, and no matter what the result, how about we all give her her due for making the effort?

NBA Finals may not be a straight shot for the Spurs

On a different note, you have the Spurs playing the Mavericks and the Nets playing the Pistons for a place in the NBA finals. Having knocked the defending champion Lakers out of the Playoffs, the Spurs became the consensus pick to go all the way.

I wouldn’t be so quick, however, even to hand the Spurs a place in the NBA finals. As the Mavericks proved in game one of the Western Conference Finals, they aren’t about to lie down and play dead.

And as the Spurs proved in game one of the Western Conference Finals, they have trouble closing out games in the fourth quarter.

So I’m going to go ahead and actually pick the Mavericks to win this one and advance to the NBA Championships.

In the East, The Nets already have a 2-0 edge over the Pistons, having won both games in Detroit. The Nets have done it playing Piston-type basketball, ugly and low-scoring with an emphasis on defense. I don’t see the Pistons coming back or even making a series of this one. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Nets were to sweep the series.

And if it does turn out to be the Nets and Mavericks for the championship, I’m going to give the edge to the team with the best player: Jason Kidd.