Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 5/6/13
 Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Game 1 -- 7 p.m./TNT LeBron James was quite clearly MVP. There really was no doubt about it. When I was on with 103.7 The Game in Lafayette, La., on Friday, they asked me if you could make any argument to vote for anyone aside from LeBron James. I told him you could make an argument for Carmelo Anthony perhaps . . . but it was not a good one. James played at a historic level this season and very well could have -- and probably should have -- been the first unanimous MVP in the NBA's history. Yet, someone still found a way to vote for Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James. He has some explaining to do -- he reportedly did, saying Anthony helped turn the franchise around after a decade of ineptitude. Of course, James already has plenty of MVP trophies in his case. What he does not have enough of is NBA championships. Miami's quest to win a second NBA title in a row continues tonight after a sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks was completed a week ago. The Heat have been resting and preparing since then. If one thing should be able to shake the rust, it is the brilliance of James. He returns to action tonight against the depleted Bulls as the second round series finally kicks off. Other Storylines to Watch -Things have been bad for the Bulls injury-wise. They continually get worse. Luol Deng did not make the trip to Miami and is out for tonight's game and possibly Game Two as he continues to deal with a virus that has kept him in and out of the hospital. Kirk Hinrich is also out for tonight's game. -On the injury front for Miami, Dwyane Wade will play tonight after missing Game Four with a bruised knee a week ago. He has been practicing with the team throughout the week off from games. Tonight's Other Games Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 1 -- 9:30 p.m./TNT Stephen Curry and the Warriors have made some history in getting to the second round. It is the just the second time the Warriors have done it in 20 years. Golden State has rarely won playoff series. To win this Playoff series against the heavily favored Spurs, the Warriors will have to do something they have not done since 1997 -- win in San Antonio. That is right, Tim Duncan has never lost to the Warriors at home. Good luck Golden State. Larry Drew, staff on way out? ***** The Hawks season is not even three days gone, and the future is beginning to hit the Hawks in the face. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports Hawks coach Larry Drew and his staff have begun looking for jobs elsewhere. It seems pretty certain the Hawks will let go of Drew after another mediocre season for the Hawks. It makes sense though. Josh Smith is expected to walk in free agency and Atlanta is entering a new phase. [follow]
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