Right now, I know things aren't looking really great here towards the end of the third quarter. I don't know why gravity has been against us, why we've been missing these shots...why we've been blocked. Why we've been give and take with these huge leads. Why Alonzo Mourning is suddenly the God of Shot Blocking.
A loss would be painful here in Dallas, but I want you to know that I'm with you all the way. I'm proud of you. You've played a hell of a game and you've still got a good quarter left. Thank you for a great series, for getting us to this place. For converting this basketball fan from San Antonio to Dallas. I think its where I'm supposed to be...and not just because Ginobili cut his hair. Not because loyalties can so easily flip flop from one thing to the next. It feels great to support this team. To see you all at this place, no matter how sick to my stomach these past 5 games have left me. No matter the stress, no matter the pain I felt after the close loss in Game 3 and the disaster of Game 4. No matter how Muhammed Ali I went on my sofa cushions when you lost in Game 5.
No matter what, it feels great to root for you all. I wish I was in Dallas right now. I feel like I'm in Dallas right now cause I feel right with you all. No matter what happens in this game, I know that you're the better team. People can keep talking about Wade like he's Heir to the Air (no one is) and Shaq can keep talking BS like he's Superman (despite the fact that Superman wouldn't have such a sucky percentage at the free throw line); let them talk.
We know the truth. You're a superstar in every sense of the word. Make no mistake; you have greatness within and without and I believe your destiny does lie in the Hall of Fame. You're a hero not only in one country but in two. Considering I drive a German car, root for German soccer and wanted to learn to speak German before I was forced to learn French instead, it makes sense that my basketball star would hail from Deutschland as well.
Right now, its tied up with under six minutes left to play. Wow. Its been a hell of a series. I could have done with less excitement, but it just shows how great both teams are...to keep coming back from 10 and 12 point deficits. Your team has fought like hell right beside you. Keep on fighting; its what you do.
Für besser oder für schlechter, Dirk Nowitzki, du bist mein held.
Winning or losing will not change that.
And because the motivator website is so perfect for disappointing nights like tonight, I've made a few more motivational posters in honor of my champion.