Found June 20, 2012 on
Barring a miracle, the Miami Heat will win the NBA Championship. That’s reality, folks. Of the 30 teams down 3-1 in NBA Finals history, a whopping zero of them have pulled off the come-from-behind. That puts the Oklahoma City Thunder’s chances at roughly zilch with a 1% margin of error. However, that 1% would require Scott Brooks to start coaching like he belongs in the Finals and the rest of the Thunder to forget about the refs and man up.
But until that miracle occurs, we can expect an influx of “swag” being thrown in the face of “haters”. After last night’s 104-98 win, LeBron James is on the cusp of ending nearly 9 years of talk that he can’t close the deal, or that he doesn’t rise to the occasion. He knows it’s coming. Dwyane Wade knows it’s coming. Hell, he even stole a page from my book and wore the Dwayne Wayne glasses last night.
And when those two know it, Heat fans know it.
Those fans down in South Florida are a special breed. I know, I grew up down there and had to deal...
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Scott Brooks likely is not focused on what happens after this season quite yet. In all likelihood, it will take care of itself once the Thunder's season ends -- championship or not.
You still cannot blame Thunder fans for worrying that their head coach will go elsewhere this offseason. And while it's a concern for later, it is still a concern.
Scott Brooks might be...
Old friend Kendrick Perkins is never afraid to speak his mind:
All series long Thunder coach Scott Brooks has been taking flack for his handling of the Thunder rotations — sitting Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at the same time, leaving guys with hot hands on the bench, not seeming to have a feel for his team.
It’s not just you and me, Kendrick Perkins feels the same...
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“I just don’t understand why we start out the first quarter the way we did with the lineup we had, and all of a sudden we change and adjust to what they had going on. So they won the last three quarters and that’s what happened.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Have to agree with Perk here. Brooks is blowing the series almost as much as...
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MIAMI When Russell Westbrook stalked off the court midway through the third quarter and arrived at the end of the bench, he punched the seat cushion he was about to sit on, an act that served as more than an expression of frustration.
It also served as confirmation that once again Westbrook is what's killing the Thunder.
Just kidding well, sort of.
Because for Westbrook...
Scott Brooks' contract expires with the Thunder at the end of June.
Oklahoma City is down to its last strike. Unlike trailing San Antonio 2-0 in the Western Conference final, the Thunder can't afford another loss in the NBA Finals. Miami took a 3-1 series lead with Tuesday's 104-98 victory at AmericanAirlines Arena. Oklahoma City squandered a 17-point first-half lead and struggled down the stretch again. Oklahoma City has played hard...
Chris Bosh Can Swallow Anything50) Scott Brooks moved Kevin Durant off LeBron James at the start of the game, because doing the obvious thing is what counts as great strategy in Game Four49) Russell Westbrook started off hot, which meant the Thunder took an early lead for once48) OKC went up 13-3 in the first four minutes, which meant that Heat Fan started checking their cell phones...