LeBron James and the Heat are one of the most predictable teams in all of professional sports. And what is most predictable about them is their greatness.
NHL Players play through broken bones, collapsed lungs and dislocated ribs. The King is sidelined due to cramps … which has happened more than once.
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.
Initially, many involved joked about how the conditions in the sweltering AT&T Center on Thursday for Game 1 of the NBA Finals reminded of sepia-toned memories. When we played poor. When we played outside.
Players were placing ice bags on their necks while sitting on the bench and during timeouts, and Heat star LeBron James told teammates during a stoppage in play that ‘they’re trying to smoke us out of here.’
The Spurs closed the game on a 16-3 run, beating the two-time defending champion Heat by a score of 110-95 on Thursday night in a rather bizarre opener to the title series.
LeBron James is the 11th player in NBA history with 1,000 postseason assists.
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.
The Spurs were on the verge of celebrating a fifth title. Two nights later, they were congratulating the Heat. The Spurs wanted a rematch. It begins Thursday in San Antonio.
The Spurs and Heat met with the media on Wednesday in their final practices before Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. Here are five things that came up along the way.
The San Antonio point guard has pronounced himself ready to go for Thursday night’s Game 1 of the title series against the Miami Heat, after spending much of the last few days recovering from a sprain.
“I like everybody,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Sideline reporters might disagree, but that’s what he said in response to comments that the Spurs don’t like the Heat.