Later tonight, the two other Game 1′s tip off. Because playoff basketball normally brings out the animal in most fans, we’re doing it open thread style for Bulls/Heat and Warriors/Spurs. There’s no need to rehash the storylines involving each contest, but feel free to chop it up with us during the game and provide some insight. Or post funny gifs, either one is equally appreciated.
Chips and dip are in the kitchen, as are the red cups. Smoke breaks can be taken outside on the balcony. Tissues can be found on the side tables for all of you who may get misty eyed during the MVP ceremony (myself included). And under every seat is a brown paper bag to breathe into, which may or may not prevent hyper-ventilation when and if Steph Curry begins hitting threes from the Alamo.
Other than that, let’s all enjoy some May basketball.
As a special attraction to our playoff coverage, we’re offering PLAYOFF BADGES! Here’s how it works:
1. “For each Playoff post, you can perform two out of three different activities: share on Twitter, share on Facebook, or drop a comment. Or you can just drop two comments to count as your two activities.
2. Each time you participate you earn a new badge.
3. Each badge lets you work up the ranks of the Playoffs. Your first badge will be the Milwaukee Bucks, but you can eventually work your way up both East and Western Conferences on your way to the NBA Trophy badge. How often you share determines how many badges you earn. Good luck!