Found June 18, 2013 on
San Antonio Spurs
This NBA season started with LeBron James in a happy place, a Samsung commercial showing James tooling around Miami with his boyz looking utterly content, pleased with himself and unburdened by expectations.
King James conquered the NBA's game of thrones. And like King Joffrey, LeBron could not contain his glee. He opened the new season flouting the goodness of his life rather than touting his resolve to conquer again.
At this moment, this best-of-7 Finals series between the Heat and the Spurs is a reminder of familiar adages that apply to happiness and expectations. 1. Happiness is a journey, not a destination; 2. Happiness is based on expectations.
ESPN microphones caught San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich exhorting his team thusly: "It's the NBA Finals; it's supposed to be hard."
The Spurs expected this, a knockdown, drag-out, roller-coaster series that would require Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and everyone else to search their souls and dig deeper than they ...
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Someone should tell 'em the Spurs are up
LeBron James didn’t become the best basketball player in the world without mastering some of the more technical aspects of the game, such as flopping.
But the King’s diving prowess — which he not only admits to but also supports — goes beyond basketball. James’ affinity for falling when barely touched apparently extends to his off-court life as well.
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LeBron James adds a new weapon to his basketball arsenal every offseason, it appears this previous year that the NBA superstar added flopping. Where did he learn this new skill? Well 71-year-old flopping coach Frank Calhoun claims he is the man responsible for LeBron’s new intentional falling. Calhoun boasts that he invented flopping and was the first player to ever flop in a professional...
LeBron James went from having his legacy questioned all summer, to looking like a hero again, all in the span of five minutes during last nights epic game 6 of the NBA Finals.
After looking like the 2011 Finals version of LeBron James for three-quarters, the real LeBron finally showed up in the 4th quarter, scoring 16 of his game-high 32 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami...
So far in the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs have done everything they could possibly be asked to do: They got the desired split in Miami, they took two out of three games at home in San Antonio, and they haven’t let LeBron James get into a comfortable rhythm all series. But the task of winning the 2013 NBA Finals isn’t over yet, as the Spurs have to win one more game in...
LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime and the Miami Heat staved off elimination with a 103-100 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
James missed nine of his first 12 shots, but scored 16 points in the fourth to rally the...
As the Heat trailed by 10 points entering the fourth quarter, the NBA began to prep for a Spurs postgame championship ceremony which irritated LeBron James and Chris Bosh and helped fuel a furious rally that resulted in a OT and Heat 103-100 win to force a Game 7. There would be no celebration Tuesday night.
According to the Miami Herald:
“I noticed it,” James said. “We...
It is easy to overreact and kneejerk about the greatness of a game, but last night’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals should go down as one of the best games in the history of the league. As an individual basketball game it had everything you wanted. When you factor in the names, the stakes and the legacies on the line it is the stuff Hollywood Films are made of. Regardless of how Game...
Miami Heat forward Juwan Howard, who has played in only seven games this season (zero in the postseason), made a nice behind the back one-handed half-court shot in practice as his team prepares for Game 7 against the San Antonio Spurs.