So USA vs. England in soccer is like Celtics vs. Laker  magnified by 10 huh?     More like Bobcats vs. Timberwolves.    Seriously this has to be the dumbest statement I’ve ever heard in my life.   Listen I don’t know shit about soccer but I know England doesn’t consider us our rival since soccer is like a club sport here.       Hey if soccer people want to watch the World Cup that’s fine.   Just don’t sit here and compare it to Lakers vs. Celtics because that’s a fucking joke and everybody knows it.  

PS – How bad do you feel for Mike Tirico?   Guy is an NBA guy stuck in South Africa watching people kick a soccer ball around in circles during one of the most entertaining, passionate, and greatest NBA Finals of all time.    Poor guy.   Probably wants to kill himself.