NBA Finals

Miami’s LeBron James was forced to leave Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs on June 5, 2014, with cramps. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: To Criticize LeBron For Game 1’s Heat Fiasco Is Ridiculous

The shark has officially been jumped with LeBron James. People have lost their damn minds. For anyone to question James’ toughness or heart after Thursday night’s game are clueless, lost, dishonest, and idiotic.

06/06/2014

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.

06/06/2014

The Spurs' Tim Duncan during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 5, 2014

Spurs Handle Heat In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

Tim Duncan had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat 110-95 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals inside a sweltering AT&T Center.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 NBA Finals Predictions

In a rematch of last years final which went 7 games, the San Antonio Spurs square off against the Miami Heat and Tony Parker and company hope to prevent LeBron and the Heat from winning their third consecutive NBA championship.

06/05/2014

Tim Duncan #21 and head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs talk during practice as part of the 2014 NBA Finals on June 04, 2014 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Preview — Spurs Will Top Heat In 7

Unless Wade and James both play to a star’s level, and they find some help from the supporting cast, I think the Spurs win a hotly contested seven-games series. Spurs in seven.

06/05/2014

LeBron James during the 2013 NBA Finals (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals Format Changed To 2-2-1-1-1

The change will take effect with this season’s finals after it was approved during the preseason board of governors meetings.

10/23/2013

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is America Ready To Like LeBron James?

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.

06/24/2013

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Spoelstra Overcomes It All To Become A Champ Again

He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.

06/21/2013

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Role Players Swing Game For Heat

Coming into the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, everyone knew what to expect from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but it was the role players who would help swing the game for the Heat.

06/21/2013

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Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.

06/21/2013

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LeBron Wins 2nd Straight Finals MVP

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.

06/21/2013

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Miami Completes The Heat-Peat, 95-88

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.

06/21/2013

LeBron James speaks with reporters after Game 7 of the NBA Finals on June 20, 2013. The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 to win the NBA title. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Classic NBA Finals Should Help Redefine ‘Greatness’ And ‘Legacy’

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.

06/21/2013

Miami’s LeBron James and Dwyane Wade celebrate in the second half while taking on the San Antonio Spurs during Game 7 of the NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 20, 2013 in Miami. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heat Gut It Out, Get It Done, Repeat As NBA Champions

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.

06/21/2013

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Heat Hope June 20 History Repeats Itself

June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title

06/20/2013

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