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LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat celebrates winning the Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the 2012 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Crown The King; James Gets His Title, Now It’s Time To Move On

Like everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.

06/22/2012

Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates near 'The Finals' logo after making a three-point shot against the Miami Heat in Game Two of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 14, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: NBA Finals Far From Over

As much as the Heat have outplayed the Thunder in this series, the margin has been extremely small. A few plays here and there and the Thunder could easily be the team up 3-1. If Oklahoma City can do a few things differently, they can still win this series.

06/21/2012

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Schmeelk: Heat Defense Is The Reason They Are Up 2-1

It has been the Heat’s ability to slow down the Thunder offense that has been the difference so far in the series.

06/18/2012

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA Finals

With the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.

06/12/2012

Doc Rivers and Rajon Rondo of the Celtics. (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Coaching Vs. Individual Flash; Which Teams Deserve NBA Finals Nod?

I want to take a moment and unplug the NBA playoffs from reality.

06/05/2012

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives between Jared Jeffries and Josh Harrellson of the New York Knicks on January 14, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo-Less Knicks Fall To Thunder, 104-92

The Thunder defeated the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks 104-92. Oklahoma City led by 23 at halftime and pulled their stars in the third quarter.

WFAN–01/14/2012

Dwyane Wade #3, LeBron James #6 and Joel Anthony #50 of the Miami Heat celebrate after they won 85-75 against the Chicago Bulls in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs on May 18, 2011 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: LeBron James And Co. Turning On The Heat

In the first contest, we saw how the Bulls were going to win games in this series. In Game 2, we saw how the Heat will. The difference was stark and sets the stage for how the rest of this series will go.

WFAN–05/19/2011

Memphis Grizzlies

Late Comeback Gives Grizzlies Game 3 Win

Zach Randolph had 21 points and a franchise-record 21 rebounds, and the Grizzlies rallied from a 16-point deficit to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-93 in overtime Saturday and grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal.

WFAN–05/07/2011