Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/19/12
For those of us who sadly waste our idle time fantasizing about David Simon creating a sixth season of "The Wire," we fill the void in our souls by constantly relating real-life events to the HBO masterpiece. And so that explains how in the midst of an NBA Finals series that is rightfully drawing comparisons to the 1980s Celtics-Lakers clashes, I find myself not reminiscing about Magic and Larry but about Avon and Marlo, two vicious, fictional drug kingpins. You would have to watch all five seasons of "The Wire" to comprehend how someone who abhors the scourge of drugs and drug violence fondly remembers Avon Barksdale and Marlo Stanfield. "The Wire" in no way celebrated or glorified Avon and Marlo. The show simply put them and their decisions in proper context. I believe their fictional narratives put LeBron James and Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Russell Westbrook, and the Heat and the Thunder -- and these NBA Finals -- in proper context. It's easier for me to understand this c...
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