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Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Melo Won’t Mend Miami, But Departure Would Help Knicks

We hear from the rumor mill that Carmelo Anthony is the answer to the Heat’s woes. Makes sense. A team needs passing and defense and then gets a guy who can’t pass or play defense.

06/20/2014

Manu Ginobili (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Leonard Deserved The MVP, But Manu Was Spurs’ Game-Changer

No one had a bigger turnaround than Ginobili. He might not have won or deserved the MVP, but he was the difference-maker.

06/17/2014

Police cars pursue a white Ford Bronco carrying O.J. Simpson (Photo by Mike Nelson/AFP/Getty Images) as the Knicks and Rockets tip off in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 17, 1994  (Photo by Lou Capozzola/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: A New Yorker’s Take On O.J. Simpson And The Infamous Bronco Chase

Perhaps it’s blasphemy, but 20 years ago today, the Knicks really became peripheral, secondary to the primary event of the night, year, and decade.

06/17/2014

San Antonio Spurs players in the huddle during a time out with head coach Gregg Popovich during Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals in San Antonio on June 15, 2014. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Spurs All About Team, Rule NBA With European Style Of Play

As good as Tim Duncan has been over the course of his career, there is no megastar on the San Antonio Spurs. This particular championship was a true team effort.

06/16/2014

Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs reacts with teammates after winning the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keidel: Selfless Spurs Play The Right Way — The Perfect Way

What more can be said about the Spurs? It probably doesn’t matter, since they only care about the court — where they are the real kings.

06/16/2014

Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade speak to the media after the San Antonio Spurs beat Miami for the NBA title.  (Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

Intriguing Offseason Awaits After LeBron, Heat Fail To Three-Peat

LeBron James went to the bench midway through the fourth quarter, took a seat and covered his eyes with his left hand. His night was over. His reign atop the NBA, also over.

06/16/2014

San Antonio Spurs players react during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Spurs Are NBA Champs After Beating Heat 104-87 In Game 5

The Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship Sunday night, ending the Heat’s two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.

06/16/2014

Tin Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tim Duncan, Spur Of The Moment

In the age of me over we ball, Duncan is a corrupt cliche – a winner.We judge stars by rings more than ever. The Heat didn’t win; LeBron won. Kobe or Shaq won a decade ago. But when the Spurs win, Duncan is part of a greater whole, lost in a selfless, Vulcan coda.

06/13/2014

Tony Parker (Photo by Andrew D Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: The Spurs Are The Better Team, And It Isn’t Very Close

The Spurs are a better basketball team than the Miami Heat. At this point, it might not even be that close, either.

06/13/2014

San Antonio's Manu Ginobili defends against Miami's LeBron James 
during Game 4 of the NBA Finals on June 12, 2014, in Miami. (Credit: Getty Images)

Spurs Win Big, Have Heat On The Ropes In NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the Miami Heat again in a 107-86 victory Thursday night to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

06/13/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Simple — Heat Can’t Stop The Spurs From Scoring

The Heat were losing, apparently, because Mario Chalmers wasn’t playing well. Huh? That is completely missing the true narrative of this series: The Miami Heat can’t stop the Spurs from scoring.

06/12/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat and Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs battle for a jump ball during Game Three of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 10, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Spurs Break NBA Finals Shooting Record In First Half, Clobber Heat In Game 3

The San Antonio Spurs made 19 of their first 21 shots and hit 75.8 percent in the best-shooting half in NBA Finals history, and went on in the second half to cream the Miami Heat.

06/11/2014

LeBron James of the Miami Heat celebrates a point in the final seconds of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs, June 8, 2014 in San Antonio,Texas. The Heat defeated the Spurs 98-96 to tie the series 1-1.  AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LeBron Drops 35 As Heat Edge Spurs, Pull Even In NBA Finals

With their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat won Game 2, just as they always do when they drop an opener.

06/09/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

3 Times LeBron ‘The King’ James Has Dealt With Cramps

NHL Players play through broken bones, collapsed lungs and dislocated ribs. The King is sidelined due to cramps … which has happened more than once.

06/06/2014

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: King’s Crown Melting?

Last night, like every NBA night, morphed into a sweaty, LeBron James symposium. And the firewall between factions is rather defined. He’s either a chump who cheated his team out of a win, or he’s a victim of fate or faulty wiring, a hardwood martyr who can’t get a break.

06/06/2014

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