June 21, 2013 BY Brendan Dunne / 10
The Miami Heat are your 2013 NBA Champions. The series came down to the wire, with the ultimate Game 7 down in South Beach providing the perfect proving grounds for the Heat. LeBron James played with his eyes on history, dominating the game and lighting up from beyond the three point line. Dwyane Wade was there in vintage form as well, chipping in with 23 points and grabbing 10 boards along the way. Those two names combined with the Heat’s strong supporting cast helped them get there, the confetti falling for them for the second year in a row as the fourth quarter came to its conclusion.
For what it’s worth, the Spurs fought with everything they had for those last 48 minutes of the season. The veteran team kept things close, but a missed layup by the aging Tim Duncan at the end of regulation seemed to seal their fate. They didn’t fall short on the blowout level that some expected after the exhausting Game 6, but they did indeed fall short. Is this just the beginning of a new era of Miami Heat dominance in the NBA, as suggested by LeBron James when he initially made his move to South Beach? Is this the swan song for the Ginobli/Parker/Duncan chapter in the Spurs’ story? Give us your thoughts below after you check the last set of NBA sneaker shots from this season, and the last from what certainly registered as one of the most exciting series the league has offered up in the new millennium.
Who would of thought lettin Stephen Jackson "Captain Jack" would of coat da spurs a championship... Congrats on back to back chips... Bosh, UR FUCKIN OUT (Kenny Powers voice lol)
Amazing game by Lebron and Wade played well but didn anyone notice how Bosh happiness doing look real? Bc he knows that there will be rumors about em possibly being traded bc they're gonna need a bigger front court.
Amazing performances by LBJ DWade RayRay Shane Mario and rebounding/blocks by CB.
That failed bunny shots by Earl Timoteo Duncan reminds me of Patrick Ewing's missed stretched lay-up, both costed the championship hopes. But Game 6 failure will haunt TD, Manu & TP for the rest of their lives.
For the Heat's Big 3, a glorious Back-to-back titles. Credit to them and the surrounding cast...include the Birdman for his tenacity display on the entire series.
Now comes aiming for a Three-Peat. This is extremely difficult!
Next season will be more difficult to conquer even in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers will be more lethal with Granger back and a ECF experience now.
The Bulls I think CAN dethrone the Heat with a healthy Derrick Rose and Luol Deng back in the line-up.
What the Heat needs is a legit center to counter Joakim Noah and Roy Hibbert. Duncan totally ate Bosh down low and Hibbert was head & shoulders high on him.
DWade must be healthy and rehab those bruised knees.
In the meantime, let's give credit to the Heat for winning their back-to-back championship.
But I can't just let go without mentioning that my guy RAY-RAY ALLEN SAVED THE HEAT!!!! It was Game 6, GAME 6!!!!!!!!
@Sneeky bro dickriding aint safe... get a day job you wrote a whole story
Bro, SUCK IT UP! You lost, accept defeat dude.
Oh by the way, why bother get a day job if you own a company?! Doesn't make sense, does it?
I might help you land a job. DM me and give me your resume to pass on to my HR department for evaluation.
Relaxxx, stay loose. It's just basketball.
@Sneeky I'll take a job! But seriously I think that was great analysis. Seems like giving credit is "dickriding" now lol how lame
@Sneeky Damn, gottem coach!