Last Night at the NBA Finals: In a a 98-96 win, LeBron James and the Heat shut up the critics and tie the Spurs 1-1
(Larry W. Smith, pool/ Associated Press )
The eyes have it…
Well, well, well. What do we have here? Y’all hear those crickets outside in broad daylight? I sure do. Whassup Twitter? Why is basketball twitter so quiet after the Heat win, but are loud as stinking hell when the Heat lose? Are you really that needy to find solace in a Spurs victory? Are you really that needy that you’ve become pseudo Spurs fans and stick voodoo dolls with crazy ass eyes in hopes LeBron and his mates lose and lose hard? Some of you are about to learn a critical lesson why respecting greatness in the current time and space in which it operates is the correct option instead of the moronic one usually taken in this social media numbing era. An option of ridiculousness having absolutely nothing to do with the game of basketball or even sports itself. Where the hell are the memes? Where the hell are the jokes and facebook conversations about cramps clamoring for Midol pills? Where are the stupid as hell hockey player comparisons? Where y’all at? Yeah I just finished a sentence with a preposition, but maybe foolery induced emphasis is just what some of you need. Yet and still, even after the Miami Heat reclaimed home court advantage in these NBA Finals with a 98-96 win, doubt will remain.
Be honest, in that 3rd quarter when LeBron took over, you got up out of your seat, turned off the air and turned on the heat on blast. Come on admit it. Ha.
Let me be honest right here and right now. I see the San Antonio Spurs as overrated this year. Straight up. They don’t belong on the court with the Heat. They struggled to gain a sizable lead even at home. That’s a red flag. I would have rather seen the athletic Clippers or Thunder (man I wish they were ready) in the Finals just to see how the Heat would respond. The Spurs are boring like the University of Indiana or where the Cameron Crazies stay. I want to see technically sound athleticism unbridled. Period. That’s how the game will evolve. Miami has solved San Antonio mentally. Been there done that as evidenced in last year’s Finals. That was the Spurs shot and they blew it. It’s actually a slap in the face that anyone would even consider the Spurs to be favored over Miami. We are in an embarrassing time where simply because LeBron James and his teammates aren’t an ideal champion, their talent is disrespected even as two-time defending champs playing in their 4th consecutive Finals.
I respect the San Antonio Spurs. I really do, but that they’re propped as some sort of bogus ass knight in shining armor alternative to the rid the earth of the dark and evil scourge that is the Heat is embarrassing. Look, the Spurs are old and the Heat are in their prime. It’s not like the Heat are some up and coming outfit naive to the rigors of becoming an NBA champion.
They are the current NBA champion and quite frankly, the Spurs haven’t won anything of true note since defeating a young Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron in 2007. How many years have the Spurs led the league in wins and not won it all? It’s always something with y’all. Why are you so thickheaded?
I’m trying to save y’all some money. Miami didn’t even need Ray Allen last night. Do you understand? Some of you wished Bron cramped up and the AT&T Center air condition system broke again. Don’t front. You’d wish anything for a Heat loss.
The narrative says the Spurs are the better team right? Why? Yeah, they do have a deeper bench. Yes, they do have Gregg Popovich (canceled out so far by Erik Spolestra) and yes they do have the most consistent execution we’ve seen this side of the New England Patriots since 1-9-9-9, but does that an NBA Champion make? Window dressing is for haters people. What we are now seeing is one of the greatest athletes of our time and possibly all time stamp his name on history and honestly the resistance by fans and media at large is becoming quite disgusting by not truly acknowledging what we have before us. How will the kids know how truly great LeBron James is if all you dumbasses are speaking of are cramps and inconsiderate comparisons to a consummate capitalist in Michael Jordan. I’m beginning to think the worst to happen to sports in general is Mike. Is LeBron’s game as pretty as the evolution players of Doc, Mike and Kobe? No, but imagine if they had the strength of LeBron. Imagine if they looked down low and knew they could dunk on anyone at the basket with the ease of LeBron and with the force of LeBron. Understand what I’m articulating there without seeing it as some sort of backhanded diss of the three. If you do, that’s on you.
Remember Game 2 in these very NBA Finals last year?
Oh you forgot?
This is a player that wasn’t a unanimous 1st Team All-NBA? This is a player left off the All-Defensive 1st team. Legacy points stolen again. This is a player whose manhood was questioned simply because he cramped up in a close game where they Spurs ultimately pulled away and won by 15 points in his absence.
Do you honestly think that if LeBron played the entire game, the outcome wouldn’t have possibly been different? San Antonio is lucky to not be down 2-0. Very lucky.
Y’all better shake outta this brainwashed bullshit. I’m trying to tell y’all like I told you last year and the year before. This dude is not losing an NBA Finals if his team is healthy and judging by Dwyane Wade’s stellar production throughout the playoffs, trust his knees will hold up.
That’s a problem for the Spurs.
It’s like folks are afraid to acknowledge reality. It’s like folks are afraid to speak publicly of the Heat’s true prowess out of fear of peer criticism and that’s why I don’t respect many media members and fans opinion. This is so obvious to see and those saying the better team won in Game 1 are morons and know nothing about the game.
Miami has LeBron James and San Antonio does not. It’s as simple as that. Instead of that LeBroning bull crap, maybe you should post pics on him winning.
Yeah, yeah, it’s only 1-1 but unless David Robinson, Artis Gilmore and George Gervin comes walking through that door, this series is over.
If Chris Bosh scores with Duncan and stays on the floor defensively, the Spurs are in trouble.
If Tony Parker and or Manu Ginoblili doesn’t go off in every game the Spurs are in trouble.
If Kawhi Leonard, as good as he is, doesn’t score in double figures the rest of the series the Spurs are in trouble.
If LeBron James continues to be LeBron James, the Miami Heat will threepeat and do so comfortably.
Ha, didn’t Pat Riley trademark threepeat?
My fault coach.
Let a legend be legendary…
No more disclaimers.
Game 3 tomorrow in Miami where you know it will be White Hot.
Shout out to DJ Irie. We need to get another Vegas steak bro.
Oh, and check out my interview with former AAU coach Myron Piggie. You’re about to hear a lot more being he hasn’t truly spoken out since the AAU scandal rocked college basketball.
|MIAMI HEAT (54-28)|
|S. Battier||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|T. Douglas||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|G. Oden||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|52.9%||42.1%||76.2%||TEAM REBS: 11||TOTAL TO: 16|
|SAN ANTONIO SPURS (62-20)|
|J. Ayres||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|A. Baynes||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|C. Joseph||DNP – COACH’S DECISION|
|43.9%||46.2%||60.0%||TEAM REBS: 6||TOTAL TO: 11|
- Heat: Beasley, Hamilton
- Spurs: Daye, James
- Heat: James
- Spurs: Duncan
- Lead Changes: 17
- Times Tied: 12
- Arena: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
- Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #19 James Capers, #23 Jason Phillips
- Attendance: 18581
- Duration: 2:32
Word to Ron Glover…
— RonGloverII (@RonGloverII) June 6, 2014