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LeBron James of the Miami Heat reacts after cramping up against the San Antonio Spurs during Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LeBron, Heat Wilt In Game 1 As Busted A/C Pushes Temps Near 90

The Spurs beat the Heat. Miami couldn’t beat the heat. And there was the story of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.


LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat is helped off the court after cramping up against the San Antonio Spurs during Game One of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Too Hot For The Heat, Not Too Hot For Tanaka

Would Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or even Carmelo Anthony sit out the end of a Finals game due to the heat?


LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Michael Jordan (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: LeBron Is Leaving Us No Choice But To Compare Him To Jordan

If we may make the small assumption that the Miami Heat will bag their third consecutive title next month, it will infuse a few watts to the charged debate about LeBron James’s place in NBA history.


A fan encourages Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images); LeBron James (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Union VP: LeBron ‘Ain’t Playing’ Next Season If Sterling Sticks Around

The question now isn’t where LeBron James will be playing in 2014-15. It’s whether he — or anyone else — will suit up at all.


LeBron James of the Miami Heat puts on a show during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 12, 2014 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Depth No Match For Miami’s 1-Man Show

The cold truth is that these guys are limited in what they can be counted on to do night-in and night-out. And this series has proven that those limits make it awfully hard to take down a King.


Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat passes the ball as Paul Pierce #34 and Kevin Garnett #2 of the Brooklyn Nets defend in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Barclays Center on May 12, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LeBron Scores 49, Heat Take 3-1 Lead Over Nets

LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.


Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks against the Miami Heat during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 10, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Make It A Series, Rain 3s Down On Heat In Game 3

Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90 on Saturday night in Game 3.


MIAMI, FL - MAY 8: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat goes up for the layup against the Brooklyn Nets during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 8, 2014.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Down 2 To Miami After Bosh, LeBron Lead Heat To 94-82 Win

LeBron James scored 22 points, Chris Bosh added 18 and the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Brooklyn Nets 94-82 on Thursday night.


Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder  (Photo by Richard Rowe/NBAE via Getty Images)

Thunder Star Kevin Durant Wins 1st NBA MVP Award

Kevin Durant has plenty of scoring titles. Now, he finally has an MVP trophy to go with them.


Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jason Kidd On WFAN: Nets Taking Team-First Mentality Into Hostile Miami

They say star players win championships. The Heat have three of them — and two straight titles. Kidd and the Nets are hoping to stop them in their tracks.


Paul Pierce drives past LeBron James of the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on January 10, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Advantage, Brooklyn: Nets Have 4 Wins Over Heat — But Need 4 More

The Nets swept the regular-season series, and that has the Heat’s full attention as the sides get ready to lock horns in the playoffs. Miami, the league’s two-time defending champion, will host Game 1 on Tuesday night.


Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets celebrates after beating the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

We The Nets! Pierce Stuffs Toronto, Leads Brooklyn To Next Round

We the North? Sorry, Toronto. After a nail-biting triumph, Brooklyn is moving on to Miami. “We’re still trying to earn our respect as a team, as a franchise,” Nets forward Paul Pierce said.


Ray Allen of the Miami Heat battles Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets for the ball during their game at the Barclays Center on January 10, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 4 Reasons Why Nets Have A Shot To Beat The Heat

After taking some time to get my heart rate back to where it should be, I’m ready to dig into how the Nets can unseat the two-time defending champions.


A fan wearing a LeBron James jersey celebrates after the Miami Heat won the NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs on June 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

LeBron James Tops List Of Jersey Sales In NBA; Carmelo Comes In At No. 6

Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City is No. 2 on the list, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Golden State’s Stephen Curry and New York’s Carmelo Anthony.


LeBron James against the Brooklyn Nets at AmericanAirlines Arena on April 8, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

LeBron James Laughs Off Nets As Heat’s Biggest Challenge

A season sweep of the defending champs? Yeah, Brooklyn is for real. But LeBron James doesn’t sound too worried about the red-hot Nets.