I know I said no more entries until mid-June. However, I THINK I’ve got the iBlog situation taken care of. And, by mid-June, the NBA Finals will be mostly over and I’ll have lost my one chance to lay down my prediction.

Since I’ve been doing so well in my predictions so far this (NCAA National Championship, Super Bowl) why miss out on the chance to weigh in one this…especically since it involves my Dallas Mavericks.

So, with one game already down, here’s how I now see this series unfolding….

— Miami has Shaq and Wade.
— Dallas had Dirk and nine other incredible players

— Contain Shaq and Wade, you shut Miami down
— Contain Dirk, there are nine other guys that will kill you

— Shaq can’t shoot free throws and neither can his team.
— Dallas excels at them.

Prediction (and I know this will stun some):

Dallas wins in five games.

I just don’t seem Miami being able to contain Dallas. Dallas will adjust to whatever Miami throws out there. Miami can’t. Dallas is still being under-rated as the old “soft” team they used to be.

Dallas wins game two. Dallas loses one in Miami.

And that’ll be it.

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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