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If nothing else, this looming Miami-Indiana series might show what experience is really worth in the postseason. Because if that factor matters at all, it's advantage Heat.
Everyone who may play for Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Pacers and Heat have a combined 2,392 points in their postseason careers.
Heat forward LeBron James has scored 2,717 - by himself. And Miami guard Dwyane Wade has only 36 points less than the Pacers' combined total.
Their collective lack of playoff games not withstanding, the Pacers certainly seem like a confident bunch as they prepare to arrive in Miami for Game 1 on Sunday. Forward Danny Granger says Indiana doesn't believe it should be a considered an underdog.
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MIAMI—The NBA is reporting that Miami Heat forward LeBron James will be named as the league’s most valuable player.
A major announcement is forthcoming at the Heat’s American Airlines Arena on Saturday.
MIAMI -- A day after Miami guard Dwyane Wade predicted the Heat's playoff series against Indiana won't produce a lot of headlines, the Pacers have sought to prove him wrong.
The East semifinal doesn't start until Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena But already Indiana coach Frank Vogel has fired the first shot, accusing the Heat of flopping.
"It'll be interesting...
Hey, Lebron...could spare a couple of bottles?(Image courtesy of Getty Images/Courtesy of Sports Grid)
Miami Heat forward LeBron James awarded his third NBA MVP award on Saturday, several media outlets have reported. James received 85 of 121 first-place votes and 1,074 points. Oklahoma City guard and scoring champion Kevin Durant finished second with 24 first-place votes and 889 points. The rest of the top five finishers (with first place votes and points) include Los Angeles Clippers...
According to numerous sources LeBron James is your 2011/2012 NBA MVP. This is his 3rd time winning the award. He beat out Kevin Durant and Sasha Pavlovic for this year's honor. Then again an MVP trophy doesn't mean a thing without that ring. Ask Chuck. We're coming for you in the ECF Bron Bron.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami's LeBron James will be announced Saturday as the NBA's MVP, the third time he's won the award in the past four seasons.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the results have not been released. James is expected to be presented with the trophy Sunday by Commissioner David Stern before...
LeBron James has won his third NBA MVP award, according to a source.
LeBron gives the current defensive player of the year, Tyson Chandler, a quick lesson in his own craft with a big-time denial on Chandler’s dunk attempt.
This rejection by “King james” came with about 4 minutes and 20 seconds left in the 1st quarter of Wednesday night’s game five matchup between the Heat and Knicks in Miami.
Chandler does a nice job of faking the screen...
1. Lebron James: Miami Heat
27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. PER: 30.80.
Team Record: 46-20
- Regardless of what people think of him, Lebron James deserves the MVP trophy, as he was simply the best player in the NBA this year. Doubters always talk about his lack of 4th quarter success and the fact that he plays with Dwayne Wade, but the numbers are simply astonishing...
The NBA Playoffs bring passions to the fore -- even more so than during the regular season. And when I say passion, I mean one-eyed vehemence.
One topic in particular that NBA observers seem to love focusing on over the past decade or so is the humble flop. The dive. The Academy Award-winning plea for a foul. It all started with Vlade Divac, seemingly, then extended to every...