Found June 10, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Greetings and happy Monday to all. First things first, it has been a while since I last wrote TMA (and other posts). Been really busy and tired as of late, so it is a refreshing thing to be able to write. Hopefully, I can make it up to everyone. The Heat and Spurs have battled to a draw in the past two games. Game 1 could have gone either way, but Tony Parker beat the clock. Game 2? That was different story. Mario Chalmers’ 3-point play anchored a 30-5 run that broke the backs of the Spurs. Of course, the lasting image will be that photo you’re seeing up there. Now the series shifts to the Riverwalk. Total contrast to the hustle and bustle. From the hustle and bustle of South Beach, to well, the Spurs. I did say, Spurs in 6. What about you. Here forth are the links. How to bring out the best in Gabe Carimi? (c/o Chicago Sun-Times) Why did he fire him in the first place? Still unclear. (c/o ProFootballTalk) Does Plax still have what he got? (c/o Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Boston strong, but lose a key piece. (c/o National Post and Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy) Toppled [...]

Parker's epic shot gets 'Mix Tape' treatment

You can bet there was more than one "old timer" watching Game 1 of the NBA Finals with some of the current generation. When Spurs guard Tony Parker hit his amazing game winner on Thursday night, said "old timer" probably threw out comparisons to Harlem Globetrotters legend Curly Neal ... which was probably met with serveral "who" responses by those...

Spurs' Tony Parker bottled up in Game 2

MIAMI (AP) -- There were no miracles from Tony Parker in Game 2. Unstoppable for so much of this postseason, the San Antonio point guard was all bottled up in a 103-84 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 that evened the series Sunday night. Parker scored only 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting and had five assists. It was an unusually quiet night for a player who was at the top of his...

Parker to get MRI, Game 4 status uncertain

If the Spurs want to take two more games from the Heat in the NBA Finals to win their fifth championship, they may have to do it without their star point guard. Tony Parker tweaked his hamstring in Game 3 on Tuesday night and now his status for Game 4 is up in the air. "We'll see," Parker said after the game, reports the San Antonio Express-News. "I felt something...

Tony Parker Uncertain For Game 4 With Hamstring Injury

Tony Parker suffered a hamstring injury in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday and his status is uncertain for Game 4 on Thursday. Parker, who could not remember which play he hurt the hamstring, will undergo an MRI on Wednesday. “Hopefully it’s nothing big and it’s just a cramping, or got tight on me,” said Parker, who returned briefly in the fourth after the injury. “It...

Parker to have MRI on sore hamstring

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker is scheduled to have an MRI on a tight hamstring on Wednesday, leaving his availability for Game 4 of the NBA Finals very much up in the air. Parker was injured early in the second half of Game 3 against Miami on Tuesday night. He tried to play through it, but left the game early in the fourth quarter with the Spurs pulling away to an eventual...

Let’s Not Forget Tony Parker’s Rap Career

My biggest fear at this point is that we get all wrapped up in the NBA Finals and forget that the San Antonio Spurs’ guard Tony Parker had a fledgling rap career about 7 or 8 years ago. Tony was spitting fire in French mind you. Here are some highlights. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

John "The Freak" Renshaw Joins Celtics Beat 1est Sunday

CLNS Radio's Ty Ray and "Stats" Adam Lowenstein welcome WQAM's John "The Freak" Renshaw to Celtics Beat.  Renshaw host the 10am slot at the Miami sports talk powerhouse.  The guys will talk NBA Finals. How will the Heat stop the Spurs Tony Parker? Will Lebron get help from Wade and Bosh? Why is every loss cause for crisis in South Beach?  Renshaw tells...

This GIF of the Spurs Big 3 (and Pop) may be the coolest NBA related GIF ever

After 11 seasons and 3 NBA championships, it’s hard to imagine the Spurs without either Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, or head coach Gregg Popovich. This GIF is spectacular in that it shows just how they’ve aged in the decade plus they’ve been together, and how breathtaking Manu’s glorious mane of hair used to be. [Reddit] The post This GIF of the Spurs Big 3 (and...

LeBron, Heat rout Spurs in Game 2

Back with a blowout, and no, the Miami Heat didn't need LeBron James to do more. Not when Mario Chalmers and everyone else did everything right. Chalmers led the charge and James broke out to finish it with a flurry as the Heat used a 33-5 run to blow away the San Antonio Spurs in a 103-84 victory Sunday night that evened the NBA Finals at one game apiece. James missed 10...

Heat at Spurs Game 3 Preview

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games. They were satisfied, yet shaken. The San Antonio Spurs had taken home-court advantage away from the Miami Heat, but then the reigning champions took them apart. So as they prepared to bring the NBA Finals back...

Spurs Make it Rain on the Heat in Record Setting Blowout Win in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

The rain outside contributed to the crowd, Tim Duncan, and Tony Parker being late to the arena Tuesday night for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. That same rain appeared to inspire a couple of their teammates to make it rain inside the arena on the Heat. Danny Green and Gary Neal combined for 13 three-pointers to lead the Spurs over the Heat in a record setting blowout win, 113-77. ...

LeBron gets help from teammates in Game 2

With their superstar struggling, the Heat's supporting cast came through in a big way. Especially Mario Chalmers.

The Heat Take Game Two Behind Lebron's Heroic Efforts

The dynamic of the NBA Finals is markedly different from other playoff series for a variety of reasons.  Obviously, with (presumably) only the two best teams in the league remaining, the quality of play is higher than ever before (as anyone who watched Game 1 of Miami/San Antonio can attest).  And with a championship ring suddenly on the line, the level of intensity of both...
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