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Lisa Blumenfeld | Getty Images In the midst of the Miami Heat’s 25 (and counting) win streak, ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne caught up with Laker great Jerry West, to discuss the Heat’s shot to surpass the NBA record 33 game winning streak, set by West’s Lakers in 1971-72. West was optimistic about the Heat’s chances to keep the winning streak going, seeing very little resistance from the teams Miami is scheduled to face. “I think [the Heat] have an incredible chance to do it,” West said.”It may not end,” he said. “That’s why I think it’s so remarkable. I look at the schedule and I see one team on there that’s a terrific team and obviously that’s the Spurs. That would be a game that I would be concerned about, playing in San Antonio and they’re going to have Tony Parker back by then.” “There’s gonna be more and more focus on the games, and I think it makes the players focus more on trying to achieve the record that everyone said couldn’t be broken. I think they’ve got a great chance to do it myself.” “They’ve got great 3-point shooting and they’re never out of a game because of that. Then they’ve got the best player in the game that does all the little things. I’m sure any coach would love to coach him because he does so much. I never thought this streak would live forever. No, not in today’s games. … I just think it’s a streak that could very easily be broken this year. I really believe that.” While many hope for their records to stand, West would be perfectly content to see his record fall to LeBron’s Heat, especially because it opens up discussion about other “unbreakable” records in sports. “You ask me, ‘Does it bother me?’ Absolutely not. I think it’s great for the league. I’m excited for my friend, Pat Riley, to be able to replicate this now as an executive. But as a player, that’s pretty special.” “I think this is what makes sports so intriguing,” he said. “Is a number out there — DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak. Will anyone ever do that? Football, the Dolphins, undefeated. A lot of people don’t think those things are possible. Well, they are possible, particularly in basketball. I think you get a real unique team, and Miami has a unique team. The Logo also offered praise and support for LeBron James. “He’s an amazing player,” West said Thursday. “And, frankly, I’m thrilled for him because of all the negative things said about him as a player. He’s improved as a player, but more importantly as a person.” West compared the strengths of his and Wilt’s team with LeBron and Wade’s. “The one thing they’ve got going for them is defensively they can really get after you because of the ability of Wade and particularly LeBron,” West said. “They’re ball hawks, and when you turn the ball over, it’s going to be a layup. While the Heat are relentless on the perimeter, West says the Lakers have the advantage inside. “Our strength was in our backcourt in terms of scoring [with West and Gail Goodrich],” West said. “But we had the best rebounding in the league, and we had the best shot-blocking [with Wilt Chamberlain].” Who on the Heat could have matched up with Chamberlain? “No one,” West said. In the end, discussing which team is better might come down to LeBron and Wade vs. Chamberlain and West. What do you think, Laker Nation? Will the Heat beat the 72’ Lakers’ record? If so, what does that mean historically for the 2013 HEAT and LeBron James? The post Jerry West: The Heat have a “Great Chance” to break the Winning Streak Record appeared first on Laker Nation.
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The Miami Heat are still 10 wins away from breaking the Los Angeles Lakers’ NBA record of 33 consecutive regular season victories. That means they have a long way to go, but anything is possible with the way LeBron James and company have played lately. If the Heat can erase a 27-point deficit on the road to extend their streak to 24 games, what’s another 10 victories?
MIAMI -- LeBron James is on quite a roll these days. He said he even picked Florida Gulf Coast to upset Georgetown on his NCAA tournament bracket.
So why should anyone get too worried when James and his Miami Heat fall behind by double digits these days?
Well, they still do.
For the third straight game, the Heat on Friday fell behind by more than 10 points. But once again they...
Visiting his former team in Cleveland on Wednesday, when a fan ran onto the court while the Heat were taking on the Cavaliers, it was probably easy for LeBron James to assume the worst. Nonetheless, the fan appeared to be a fan of King James (His shirt appeared to read “We miss you.”), security quickly subdued him, and that was that.
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Following the Miami Heat’s huge comeback victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night and all the bizarre events that occurred during the game, an unidentified reporter simply trying to do his job was forced to tolerate towels being tossed his way, one of which landed on his head right in the middle of his interview with LeBron James.
First we saw David Stern wanting to fine teams for sitting their key players, now we see bad calls not being overturned in the Cleveland Cavaliers verse the Miami Heat game on Wednesday night. It was clear by the replay that the ball went out-of-bounds off the hand of LeBron James, yet the Miami Heat gained possession after the refs made the wrong call. They have replay and anyone...
LeBron James postgame after Heat win 25th straight.
The Miami Heat progressed their streak to 24 games on Wednesday night and it begs a question...do the Heat NEED the streak to secure their legacy? We debate it on #theUCshow podcast.The post Podcast: Because The Miami Heat Need The Streak And The Immortality It Brings appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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While the Miami Heat continue to chase history, the Detroit Pistons have played like they're ready to close the book on a fifth straight losing season.
Coming off a remarkable comeback, the Heat look for a 25th straight victory while trying to hand the visiting Pistons a 10th consecutive defeat Friday night.
Detroit (23-46) has allowed 107...
These dunks have captivated the NBA of late giving fans something tremendous to watch, analysts something fun to talk about, and bloggers/tweeters/social media junkies fodder for some pretty entertaining posts.
So now the only question that still remains is which one is better--DeAndre Jordan demolishing Brandon Knight or LeBron James blowing the "Jet" Jason Terry up?
It seems like Lebron James still has some hardcore support in Cleveland.
In case you missed it, a 20-year-old fan stormed the court during the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, while wearing a shirt that said “We Miss You” on the front and on the back “2014 Come Back.”
The fan, who has been identified as James Blair, is obsessed...
For all of the pre-game routines that NBA players plod through, it is the post-game rewind that keep CJ Miles up at night. Following games, the Cavaliers swingman often stays awake until 4- or 5-o’clock in the morning, watching a replay of the recent game and then re-watching it in his mind, conjuring up the things he did right, but mostly criticizing himself for the things he...
Tweet There have been quiet murmurs over the past year or so about LeBron James’ impending free agency that is coming after next season. Obviously one possible destination being thrown around is James’ first stop in the NBA, Cleveland. The idea was fueled by the fan that ran onto the floor wearing a “We Miss [...]