Last week’s Game 7 victory for Miami’s “Big Three” marked the second time in its 3-year existence they’ve been handed the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Since the “Decision” and in the wake of one of sports’ more infamous pregame victory parades, Miami’s at least earned the respect they preordained themselves nearly 1,095 days ago. But a week ago, there was nearly no title for the Heat, nearly no MVP for “King James” and nearly no love lost between Miami’s Chris Bosh and the people who pay his salary.
Yes, it’s cliché to play the “fans pay your salary” card and to an extent lazy to use it against the players, but in the case of Game 6 it applies and in the case of Mr. Bosh, it needs to be said.
If you follow the NBA, or even watch from a distance when the games mean the most, you likely witnessed the miraculous resuscitation of a Miami team on its last breath in the final seconds of last Tuesday’s game. If not for a few missed free throws, a couple timely offensive bo