For years, aside from the Jason Kidd era, the Nets had no chance to compete for a championship. Now they do.
At a time when youngsters are force-fed the mantra that there are no losers, that the score is incidental and every team gets trophies, we have LeBron James as the global, athletic avatar.
Matt Harvey isn’t the next Roger Clemens, Zack Wheeler isn’t the next A.J. Burnett and LeBron James isn’t the next Michael Jordan.
He’s the most decorated player in the National Basketball Association and when it mattered most, LeBron James once again came through for the Miami Heat.
How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
I doubt it will be the case, but this series should put all those outdated and nauseating LeBron James narratives out to pasture once and for all.
LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds and the Miami Heat repeated as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
The truly memorable teams won the hard way, and that will be the case for the one celebrating at center court this time.
There are moments every once in a while that remind you why you sit in front of a television and watch all those games, and Tuesday night was one of them.
It will be known as the LeBron James Headband Game.
LeBron James led a title-saving charge, and now his crown will be on the line one more time in Game 7.
Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night:
A little more than a year ago, the Miami Heat stood on the verge of elimination in the Eastern Conference Finals. The team’s heart and the ability of the Big Three were being questioned left and right ahead of Game 6 of the Conference Finals.
Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.