Tonight is the men’s basketball National Championship game and I am crazy excited. This is big finale of the college basketball season and it is what my beloved March Madness has built up to.
I never expected to be watching Kentucky and UConn battling it out for the title, but that is the beauty of this competition; you never know what is going to happen. It is going to be the fight between a seventh and an eighth seed, which a creates a very high total when added together. It is not the norm for a national championship game.
Both Kentucky and UConn have fought hard to get to this point and they have good stories behind them. Kentucky has found a way to make it to the final stage of the season after having such a rough start and losing big to a number of teams, in spite of their raw talent. UConn came back strong this post-season after missing out last year, due to their academic failings.
UConn is led by a group of seniors and juniors, whilst Kentucky is led by their five freshman in the starting lineup. Most of Kentucky’s starting lineup are likely to be one-and-done players, but I wish that they would spend longer in college to mature, develop and hone their skills – I strongly dislike all of this one-and-done business. UConn’s Shabazz Napier is a senior who has shown how much he has grown and matured through his four years at college, and I want more players to follow his example.
I am incredibly excited about watching what I know is going to be a great game, but what adds to the excitement are three players that I love from the two teams.
Shabazz Napier is a cutie with great game; I just love the way he plays. I call the way he plays sexy, because he has such swagger and he is so slick. He is really quick, which I love, and he’s knows how to handle to basketball.
Ryan Boatright is a junior who plays for UConn and I think that he is so fine. Watching him on the court puts a smile on my face, not only because of his good looks, but because of the intensity he brings to the game. Ryan is always pumped and I love seeing a player getting excited, as it just increases the excitement for me. The emotion displayed by basketball players is a beautiful thing.
And then there is Kentucky’s James Young. I do not care if he is an 18-year-old freshman; I think that this guy is really, really fine. Seeing him on my TV screen drives me crazy every, single, time. I not only think he has a lovely face, but I also love watching him play. He has got game and a swagger that drives me wild. I desperately want him to stay in college a little while longer, but I look forward to watching him play in the NBA.
Although I’ve got a lot of love for James Young, I want to see UConn go on and win the game. I think that their veterans fully deserve it and I am slightly biased towards them because of my support for the UConn ladies. I really want to see both the men’s and women’s teams from UConn win a championship in the same year, especially when the success of the men was so unexpected.
I cannot wait for tonight; the excitement is building up within me. All I can say now is bring on the National Championship.