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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 every fault line for the Heat on the floor and everywhere else in this seven-game series. There was the weakness inside exposed through David West and Roy Hibbert's constant post ups and paint presence. LeBron James seemingly admitted defeat simply by working on his floater before the series began.
There was the lack of a rebounding big, again exposed in the form of West and Hibbert anchoring Indiana to a +10 rebound per game advantage entering Monday's Game Seven.
There was the lingering belief that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James copied each other's skills too much as Wade struggled and Jame...
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Thanks to former Redskins QB Joe Theismann, the Internet just about blew up with the notion that reigning league MVP LeBron James could potentially play the same position one day. With as big of a freak athlete Bron Bron is, it got us thinking, “Could he actually be successful at it?” Though there’s about a [...]
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...
One thing that I learned from the below video is that I never want to challenge Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert to a Gatorade drinking contest.
The below video is from last night’s Pacers/Heat game 7 and check out Roy chuggin’ a Fruit Punch Gatorade on the Pacers bench in record time:
That’s under 10 seconds for 20 oz Gatorade….that’s pretty impressive to say the least.
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...
Roy Hibbert issued a statement through the Indiana Pacers to publicly apologize for using profanity and the slang term “no homo” during his Game 6 postgame press conference.
According to the Indiana Pacers:
I am apologizing for insensitive remarks made during the postgame press conference after our victory over Miami Saturday night. They were disrespectful and offensive and not...
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...
(David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)
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...
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.
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...