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The 2013 NBA Finals are being billed as a battle of the "Big Three" of the Heat and Spurs. And while you need a superstar(s) to win a title, you also need a strong supporting cast. So The Hoops Manifesto will look to shine some light on these less heralded players with our "The Non-Big Three Star of the Game" award given out after every game of the Finals.
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This is funny.
Suffice to say that LeBron prefers when someone else is defending him. Soon as he sees Leonard checking back into the game, he drops a couple expletives.
You can’t really stop LeBron, but you can at least try to contain him and the Spurs have done a better job than anyone else this postseason.
Poor Mike Miller, all he wanted to do was provide some sort of defense on this slam dunk by San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard in game six of the 2013 NBA Finals.
Sadly, Mike should have probably just gotten out of the way of this poster dunk:
Kawhi Leonard throws down slam dunk on Mike Miller [Point Forward]
The tempo for the Spurs in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night was set at the 5:56 mark of the first quarter.
That's when San Antonio forward Kawhi Leonard embarrassed Heat guard Mike Miller.
With the game tied 16-16, the Spurs initiated a fast break. Tony Parker found Leonard streaking down the left side of the lane.
The pass was delivered, Leonard elevated and threw...
Kawhi Leonard dunked on Mike Miller something nasty during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. The San Antonio Spurs had a fastbreak midway through the first quarter, and Tony Parker threw a bounce pass to Leonard, who was running the floor up ahead. Miller did his part to try stopping the dunk [...]
It’s always interesting to see a player do something that you notice visibly. That’s why this footage courtesy of Blacksportsonline is genuinely funny. Watch as you see LeBron’s reaction to Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard checking back into the game.
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The Spurs got the pivotal Game 5 win in San Antonio to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals over the Heat.
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It didn't take long for the San Antonio Spurs to get the highlights going in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals courtesy of Kawhi Leonard.
Early in the first quarter, the Spurs were out on the fast break when Tony Parker found a streaking Leonard heading to the rim. Only one thing... Mike Miller was standing in his way.
However, Leonard made short work of Miller's weak...
IN YOUR FACE
This video doesn’t need any set up. Just watch Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs dunk all over Mike Miller of the Miami Heat in the first quarter of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Enjoy the video after the jump.
Mike Miller did his best to play defense on Kawhi Leonard as he drove to the basket midway through the first quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Finals . But Miller just couldn’t get up high enough, thanks to to a well-timed off hand slap to the face from Leonard. Oh, he finished it off with a thunderours dunk: Miller started in place of Shane Battier, who probably would have drew the charge.
Kawhi Leonard threw down this posterizing dunk over Mike Miller during Game 6 between the Heat and Spurs, burying Miller at the rim.