Boomer & Carton: Shane Battier Says Kentucky's Run Will End In Sweet 16Despite Craig's attempts to make Battier's stay less than ideal, he settled right in and it sure sounded like he enjoyed himself...
NBA May Have Heat, Nets Wear Nicknames On Jerseys Some members of the Miami Heat have been told the NBA is considering having them and the Brooklyn Nets wear "nickname jerseys" in at least one of their four matchups this season.
Role Players Swing Game For HeatComing 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.
Heat Gut It Out, Get It Done, Repeat As NBA ChampionsLeBron 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.
Heat Handle Spurs 109-93; Finals Coming Back To MiamiThe Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn't lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O'Brien trophy. But the Heat's Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.
Schmeelk: 2013 NBA Finals — Keys To The Series, Questions And A Prediction All in all, this should be a very exciting and competitive series. San Antonio will likely have to win two games in Miami to win the series. It’s a tall order, but if any team can win a Game 7 in Miami, it’s a veteran team like the Spurs.
Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own RiskThe Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.
Schmeelk: What To Watch For As The Knicks Open Their Season Against The HeatI want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
Schmeelk: Crown The King; James Gets His Title, Now It's Time To Move OnLike 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.
Shane Battier's Pregame PlaylistCBS Local Sports was able to get a look at Battier's pregame playlist, and as expected, it's the perfect mix of songs to inspire a veteran playing a for a title.
Schmeelk: Some Thoughts As The Quest For The NBA Title ContinuesWith two games of the NBA Finals in the books, here are some of my thoughts on the current state of the series and beyond as this star-studded quest for the title continues on Sunday evening.
Schmeelk: Is The Thunder’s Offense Simply Unstoppable?The old cliché reads, "Defense wins championships.” But this season, it may very well be the Thunder’s high-octane offense that gets them a title.
Schmeelk: Bad Omens For Heat In Game 1The Heat are focused around stars, but right now two of them (Bosh and Wade) for a variety of reasons, aren't playing like ones. Unless things change, the Thunder will be celebrating a title a lot sooner than people think.
Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA FinalsWith 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.
'What Is Up With That?': Amar'e Stoudemire's Playground Psych Job Caught On CameraStoudemire, whistled out of the game, extended his hand toward Shane Battier only to retract it at the last moment. Psych!