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San Antonio Spurs
So much has changed since LeBron James and the Spurs last faced off in the NBA Finals. And yet, so little has.
For James, the jersey is different and his supporting cast has a few more recognizable names. For the Spurs, Tony Parker is still their best player and Tim Duncan is still the team’s rock, but Kawhi Leonard has displaced Manu Ginobili as the most important tertiary star and Michael Finley, Bruce Bowen and Robert Horry are gone altogether. The Heat are the defending champions and the favorites, rather than the upstarts the Cavaliers were back in 2007.
At the most basic level, however, the story is the same. The Spurs are still the embodiment of a system, maximizing each player’s individual gifts by inserting them into the effective whole. James is still the superstar, and while Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will never be confused with Larry Hughes and Zydrunas Ilgaukas, both Wade and Bosh appear to be past their superstar primes. This will still be a battle of team versus star....
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LeBron James is ready to rumble when the NBA Finals kick off Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs. James posted these photos to his website of him boxing with his trainer with the following message.
If it was easy, everyone would have a ring. How hard would you work and how much would you give to achieve your goal? While most people were at home eating a late dinner in front...
Roy Hibbert has been handed a $75K fine for his comments during the post-game press conference Saturday night following Game 6. The world expected it to happen the second the curse word and gay slur slipped out, and sure enough it happened.
What the world probably did not expect was for some enterprising individual to discover a video clip on YouTube of LeBron James making the...
LeBron James busted out his go-go gadget legs in following up on a Dwayne Wade miss for a thunderous put-back dunk during the first quarter of Game 7 between his Heat and the Indiana Pacers.
There has been plenty of talk about the Miami Heat and the Big Three going into Game 7 tonight. LeBron James appeared bound and determined to have not just a good night, but a dominant one with this slam for his first basket of the night.
Of course time will tell if his night will be a dominant one...
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After butting heads throughout the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James gave Lance Stephenson some words of encouragement following the Heat’s Game 7 win over the Pacers Monday night.
According to the Indy Star:
“He said I played hard this season and he’s happy with my progress,” Stephenson said. “He said I helped changed the Pacers organization, made us stronger and...
MIAMI (AP) -- No more sitting out stars, and for the San Antonio Spurs, no more sitting around.
Finally, the NBA Finals matchup is set, and the Miami Heat will either win a second straight championship or the Spurs will go a perfect 5 for 5 in the title round while denying LeBron James a ring for the second time.
The Heat earned their third consecutive Eastern Conference title...
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For the first time since LeBron James left, the Cavaliers won something. While it may have been a winning ticket to the worst lottery in years, it was enough for the Gilbert family to celebrate raucously (and somewhat embarrassingly). What should Cleveland do with the pick? I covered the Cavaliers for RotoWire this past season, so I have a pretty...
Tiger Woods is back on top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.
The star golfer spent 11 straight years at No. 1 on the magazine's list before falling to third in 2012. The magazine put him back in the top spot after he made 78.1 million over the last year from prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. Woods has enjoyed a resurgence in his...
It was 2007. Tim Duncan's Spurs had just swept LeBron James' Cavs away to win his fourth title. In the hallway afterwards, the two shared a moment.
Ever since the Heat came together on a stage in July 2010 with the pyrotechnics and bravado of a team that was pre-ordained to do great things, intense scrutiny has focused upon them. Every mistake, hiccup, shoulder bump, missed shot, injury, misspoken word, tweet, gesture and breath has been dissected and examined to an unreal and unfathomable level.
The Pacers seemed to expose...
The San Antonio Spurs will face off against the Miami Heat tonight in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. This will be the first time the Spurs make the Finals without homecourt advantage against the best team in the East, the Miami Heat.
The Spurs will have their work cut out for them in the final series to determine the NBA champion and there will be three factors that will determine...
MIAMI (AP) -- Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded to all of that in a manner befitting champions.
With a blowout.
It's onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry.
LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed eight...