Found June 13, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
My intentions were to have a post submitted the day of Game 1 for your reading pleasure. I was going to give you my perspective on what I felt was going to happen in this series. I was going to dissect the strategies of both the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. I was going to make my bold prediction on the outcome of this series. I was really looking forward to writing this. So what happened? It wasn’t laziness or scared of being wrong. No my ambitions to submit my first ever NBA Finals preview was stymied by the 2012 version of the Swine flu. Imagine the worst Las Vegas style bachelor party hangover mixed with the feeling that somebody has beat every joint in your body with hammer. That feeling is exactly how I felt these past 48 hours. I am not sure where I contacted the 2012 Swine Flu but I know I wouldn’t wish it upon my worst enemies. Well, except for whoever decided to invent the Rollo McFlurry at McDonald’s. That evil bastard is going to single-handedly crush any aspira...

Dwyane Wade: bored in Oklahoma City

  I suppose Dwyane Wade thought the Thunder was in Las Vegas because he would understand the night life in Oklahoma City is vastly different from South Beach as he tells Y!Sports there is nothing to do in the Sooner state. “There is not a lot of exciting things going on out here.” – Dwyane Wade It’s [...]

NBA finals style wars: Kevin Durant & Russell Westbrook vs. LeBron James & Dwyane Wade

Game 1 off the NBA finals went to the Thunder. But what about the OTHER battle, the fashion one? Russell Westbrook wore a shirt from the 2012 Prada spring collection and of course, personality frames. KD opted for a slim cut suit in black. King James opted for a color mash featuring a berry shirt, [...]

Dwyane Wade did not like this reporter’s question in his post game presser

After the Miami Heat’s Game 1 105-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dwyane Wade received a very non controversial question from a reporter and reacted with poorly with his response. The reporter asked about the process of picking and choosing his shots and immediately Wade got frustrated. Wade responded with a “Uhh, I’m sorry man. This is the finals. I’ve been doing...

Scott Brooks says Russell Westbrook is ‘great looking’ and has ‘an incredible body’

The tipoff of Game 1 between the Heat and Thunder for the NBA championship can’t come soon enough, as reporters have officially run out of questions to ask the players and coaches. In fact, some of them ran out of things to discuss a couple of days ago. On Sunday, Thunder coach Scott Brooks was asked about the ridiculous fashion statement Russell Westbrook has been making throughout...

Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder: Case of the Missing “S”

DATELINE: HUMOR! Of all NBA teams, only Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder fail to come up with an “s” for the cheerleaders. For the first time in history of the NBA, neither team in the Finals is giving us a letter called ‘s’ to conjure on the front of their jerseys. Yes, the word “significant” begins with ‘s’ while NBA “Finals” ends with one. The last time...

The Miami Heat Had A Victory Dance Party, So The Internet Had Some Fun

"Sorry babe, but I just gotta dance." After the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James led their fired up teammates to the locker room for a brief celebratory dance party. They deserved every bounce of it, too, as they fought back from a 3-2 deficit to return to the NBA Finals for...

Just how bad was LeBron James in last year’s NBA Finals?

There is no question that Miami Heat star LeBron James is the best player in the NBA but last year in the NBA finals against the Dallas Mavericks he choked. James was horrible when the games where on the line in the 4th quarter. Below are some of what I wrote during last year’s NBA finals. Game 2 LeBron James was awful during the 4th quarter; he was 0 for 4 from the...

Oklahoma City tattoo parlor offers free tattoos for Thunder fans

Last Friday, an Oklahoma City tattoo parlor by the name of Tornado Tattoos decided to do something special for fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder as they gave away free tattoos of the Thunder logo from 1pm-6pm.The tattoos themselves normally would cost $100 but the owner of the shop Josh Poindexter decided to do it for the fans and help drum up some business:“I thought it would...

Kevin Durant’s mom says Durant can be better than Michael Jordan, calls LeBron James a ‘sweetheart’

Kevin Durant and his mother, Wanda Pratt, are very close. If you weren’t already aware of that, you know it now after seeing the two of them embrace after the Thunder beat the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. According to Sports Illustrated, Pratt even lived with Durant during his rookie season and K.D. was perfectly fine with it, saying his mother makes him a better person...

You Hate LeBron James Why?

Why aren’t you rooting for LeBron James? Unless you’re an Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtic (Classy) or Indiana Pacer fan, it has no intellect at all. Aren’t you tired of giving all your effort to hating LeBron? Or have you not reached your peak and plan on taking your disgust Facebook statuses to the next level? We get it, LeBron left you clinching your...

Serge Ibaka Rejects LeBron

Video: Ibaka rejects LeBron

Mike Tyson: tribute song to LeBron James

Who knew that boxer Mike Tyson was also one of the greatest singer-songwriter-entertainers of our generation? No one. They still don't. (I hear he can chew your ear with a good story though). But they do know what he thinks of LeBron James, after this piece of brilliance which he sung on the Jimmy Kimmel show:  

Game 2

Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Oklahoma,with the Heat and the Thunder, is set to Tip-Off at 8 PM Eastern time. Kevin Durant Dominated in game one and just took over. Can LeBron dominate today and get the win on the road? There are many factors that will contribute to tonight's game in order for the Heat not to go down 2-0 in the series. Dwayne Wade needs to have a better game than...

The Slant: Episode 38

On this week's episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein is joined by Oregon Sports News writer Jack Cluth. They discuss the Timbers, the Miami Heat, and the Stanley Cup Finals. Download & Listen Here
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