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Back in June, San Antonio Spurs fans felt the highest of highs quickly followed by the lowest of lows.
It was as if Dickens had traveled into the future to write the opening paragraph of "A Tale of Two Cities" based on a span of about five seconds in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
With seconds left in what seemed like a Finals clinching win for the Spurs with security getting ready to rope of the floor of the American Airlines Arena in anticipation of a championship celebration, Ray Allen did what he has done his entire career, hit a big shot, which eventually forced overtime and Game 7.
We all know how that story ended, and reruns of that moment and even awarding the Finals series with an ESPY did nothing but rub salt in Spurs fans' collective open wound.
But while it's been the worst of times for Spurs times, it's obviously been the best of times for Allen, according to a NewsOK.com post.
"You can never smite glory," Allen said. "It's something that you always will be associated with when you're winning."
"It doesn't matter where I went, where I've gone, what city or state I was in, it's all people could talk about," Allen said.
Whereas that small moment in time is continually celebrated by Allen and his Heat teammates, it's been a bitter pill to swallow for Spurs players and fans, although it does seem to be serving as motivation heading into next season.
With training camp right around the corner and several players sounding off on their eagerness to get back on the court, it is certainly looking a lot more like the epoch of belief and the spring of hope around here, even in fall.
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Remember Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, when a majority of Heat fans left the arena with Miami down five and under 30 seconds remaining just to find out that Ray Allen hit a miraculous three-pointer to send the game into overtime en route to a 103-100 victory? Well, it turns out this 2005 Toyota commercial featuring Phil Jackson sort of predicted the whole thing.
h/t Ball Don’t Lie
Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are back at it again. The Heat signed Michael Beasley to a $1 million contract yesterday.
Is this a bad move by the Heat? Well, Beasley started his NBA career in Miami. Beasley was the No.2 pick behind Derrick Rose in the 2008 draft. He was a standout player for the Kansas State Wildcats, earning Big 12 player of the year honors and leading his team...
The Miami Heat have signed Michael Beasley, the club announced Wednesday.
The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but according to multiple reports it's a non-guaranteed deal.
Beasley, who was originally drafted by the Heat with the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft, is currently under investigation in Scottsdale, Ariz., for a sexual assault incident at his home.
The Miami Heat have signed forward Eric Griffin and center Justin Hamilton. Griffin appeared in 10 games (seven starts) for the HEAT’s 2013 Summer League team and averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 19.0 minutes while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. He appeared in 28 games with Fileni BPA Jesi of the Italian Lega2 last season and averaged 17.5 points, 7.1...
Yakhouba Diawara’s contract with BCM Gravelines of Eurocup will be a one-year deal without an NBA out clause, a source told RealGM.
RealGM first reported on Monday that Diawara was expecting to sign with a club in the Eurocup this week. Diawara’s reasoning to join BCM Gravelines without an NBA opt out is to focus on competing for the league’s championship.
After his third season...
As we near “LeBronmageddon” as Miami Heat star LeBron James is set to become a free agent in 2014, he decided to discuss his current state of mind to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Below are LeBron’s comments where he states that he isn’t sure what his plan is:
“I have absolutely no idea,” James recently told ESPN.com. “I would love to spend the rest of my career in Miami...
The Miami Heat have 13 guaranteed contracts on their roster and could maintain the same amount throughout the upcoming season.
The Heat have told some player agents that they may carry only 13 players.
The Heat signed Justin Hamilton and Eric Griffin to non-guaranteed deals on Tuesday. Jarvis Varnado also is under a non-guaranteed contract.
Kudos goes over to Matt Moore over at CBS Sports for tracking down this quote by Miami Heat guard Ray Allen about his game-tying shot in game six of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Here is Ray’s comment on his big shot:
“You can never smite glory,” Allen said. “It’s something that you always will be associated with when you’re winning.”
Damn, that was pretty poetic. Here are some...
The Miami Heat have signed Michael Beasley to a non-guaranteed contract worth a bit over $1 million. Beasley was originally selected by the Miami Heat with their #2 selection in the 2008 draft. In two seasons with the Miami Heat, Beasley averaged about 14 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal. With LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and […]
When did Miami Heat’s legacy start? Did it start when LeBron James ,Chris Bosh, and Ray Allen joined the team, or did it start when Dwyane Wade led the Heat to their first NBA title? Opinions vary, but in my opinion, I think Dwyane Wade along side Shaquille O’Neal, started the foundation for Miami’s legacy. The year of 2006 was the first NBA finals appearance by the Heat where...
The Miami Heat have brought back forward Michael Beasley, signing him to a non-guaranteed contract Wednesday afternoon. Beasley was traded by Miami to Minnesota in July 2010.
“Michael had the best years of his career with us,” Heat president Pat Riley said. “We feel that he can help us.”
Beasley was bought out earlier this month by the Phoenix Suns, not long...
There may be trouble in Paradise.
Could Tiger Woods be getting a taste of his own medicine?
RadarOnline via The National Inquirer is reporting that Lindsey Vonn has been caught cheating on the No. 1 golfer in the world.
Reports suggest Vonn made out with someone not named Tiger at the Same Justin Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concert that LeBron James got a police escort to.
Just as San Antonio Spurs fans begin to cope with the devastating Game 7 loss to the Miami Heat, a new story comes out.
This time, however, it’s not about Ray Allen’s foot being out of bounds, or even Danny Green showing up to the same club as LeBron James and teammates, it has to do with boxing star Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
The pound-for-pound king is being sued...
Low risk, high reward type of deal. Maybe the Big 3 can straighten him out. NBA source tells Sun Sentinel that Miami Heat will sign Michael Beasley to non-guaranteed, make-good contract from training camp. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) September 11, 2013 Source says Heat decided no-risk tryout was worth gamble, despite No. 2 overall 2008 […]
What is a leader in your opinion? Someone that shouts at people, keeps them in line? Someone that leads by example? Someone that can will their players on from the depths of despair? To me it’s a mix of the last two, and anything but the first. You’re not a leader if you hound a guy because he made an honest mistake, it’s on the coach if he wants to give out to one of his players...