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Vinny Del Negro
San Antonio Spurs
Oklahoma City Thunder
What kind of game can we expect from two all-time greats? (Photo credit)
Ok, we got the emotional stuff out of the way yesterday. Now, we’re going straight into the basketball of it all. Did you know this is only the fifth Finals to get a Game 7 since the Pistons and Lakers in ’88? No really, Houston beat the Knicks in ’94, the Spurs beat the Pistons in ’05, the Lakers beat the Celtics in '10, and now we’re here. In other words, this is rare, and based on the players involved, we’re in for a treat.
So rather than keep you waiting, we’re just diving straight into "Quinn and Answer." Enjoy.
Q: Can the Spurs come back mentally from Game 6?
A: Can they? Yes. Will they? Who knows. They all sounded pretty devastated afterwards. Manu Ginobili said “I have no clue how we’re going to be reenergized. I’m devastated.” It’s hard to blame them. They came 28 seconds away from the title before it slipped away. If I were a Spur, I’d probably suck in Game 7.
But remember, Gregg Po
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During an interview following Game 7, LeBron James hinted that he may have canceled his September wedding to fiancée Savannah Brinson had the Heat lost.
'AIN'T GOT NO WORRIES'
LeBron James, the pride of Arkon, OH, gets on with his bad self and puts on for his city. “I’m LeBron James from Akron, Ohio, from the inner city. I’m not even supposed to be here. I ain’t go no worries.”
Although Chris Bosh is relevantly soft-spoken, the Miami Heat forward has become more vocal as the NBA Finals wind down. Before the beginning of Game 6 according to Gossip Extra, Bosh decided it was the perfect time to confess his love for the Heat organization while proclaiming he is there to say until the end.
“I’m in Miami for the rest of my career. I plan to be there. I plan...
After winning his third championship as a member of the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade decided to refer to himself as “Three” during his post game press conference after game seven of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Don’t believe me? Check out the below clip that shows D-Wade asking to be called by his new monicker:
How did Shane Battier celebrate winning his first NBA title with the Miami Heat and hitting six of eight three-pointers, contributing 18 points in 29 minutes.? He went to Denny’s. While the rest of his teammates were partying it up at “Story” eating pizza and Prime 112 and sipping Champagne, Battier opted for a Grand Slam with family.
Battier was the X factor for the Heat...
One more defensive rebound, and the Spurs would have been spraying champagne.
One more board, one measly Heat miss corralled by the Spurs in the final 23 seconds of regulation, and the NBA Finals are over. Forget a Game 7, forget LeBron James’ headband, forget Manu Ginobili laying a gigantic egg for the umpteenth time in the series. It should be over. Tim Duncan should be passionlessly...
LeBron James made a joke about the extremes he would’ve have gone to had the Heat lost Game 7. In post-game while on the podium, LeBron said he would’ve called off his September wedding to his long time fiancé, Savannah Brinson.
Uh oh LeBron, the ladies are going to be so upset with you about that one. To be fair, maybe he was just tying to make up for telling some of the media...
The Miami Heat have won the 2013 NBA Championship, now its time to gear up with this "Got Rings" champions t-shirt.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down.
James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute.
Winning the title they needed to validate their...
Somebody fell asleep at the controls for WPLG in Miami, the cities local ABC affiliate. Check out the graphic they had up during their broadcast following the Miami Heat’s 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs to capture their third NBA Title, and second of back-to-back. Oops. Like Deadspin suggested, maybe they left the game early. At least there is consistency in Miami.
MIAMI – This one was for the blueprint. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh conspired to horde championships three years ago, and since then, they’ve done just that. While many a pundit opined to shatter the three-star mold, Miami’s stars rose to the occasion when called upon over the last two games of these [...]
The Miami Heat captured what was destined to be theirs this NBA season, but what was the most memorable thing for YOU – the fan? Well, for me there was a multitude of memorable moments from Russell Westbrook’s block on Rocky the Mascot, Andre Miller’s Game 1 game-winner, DeAndre Jordan ruining Brandon Knight’s life, the heart of [...]The post Walk Down Memory Lane During...
One of the lingering questions from game six of the 2013 NBA Finals was the Spurs decision to not foul Ray Allen on his game-tying three point attempt before the end of regulation.
As you might figure, a reporter asked Gregg Popovich that question and Pop didn’t disappoint with a very “Pop-Like” answer:
Never Change, Gregg Popovich!
The Miami Heat are again champions of the NBA. But even better, they are fans of the University of Miami football team. Check out these never seen before, exclusive images, from CaneInsider of the Heat at the 2012 Florida State home game. They were on the sidelines supporting the Canes during their game on the national stage. Again, congratulations to the Miami Heat and finals...
I’ll begin with the obvious: LeBron is great at what he does. But I’ll also be quite frank in saying that LeBron’s game is as impressive to me as Shaq’s game was during his prime, which is fine to watch and great for the Miami Heat, but it’s not really not admirable enough to justify an entire fan base of followers switching allegiances from one team to another, and quite...