It's really a bitter pill to swallow that the Heat won the championship AND
in a short season I might add. :-( I was rooting for OKC the whole way
because I can't stand LeBron James, not even when he was in Cleveland, the
team he left high and dry. Although I'm disappointed in the outcome the
Heat did win it fair and square.The OKC team played really well in the first
game of the series but after that it was a disaster. I think Russell Westbrook
needs to grow up a little more. It's also true the refs favor the
home team in their calls, we've all learned that fact as BB fans, in case
any one else saw the ref high five the Miami Heat coach. Bummer.
I must admit, I'm not sure if this was a Miami Heat victory or an Oklahoma
City Thunder loss.Westbrook got progressively worse throughout the
series, and last night, I started wondering if he was capable of leading a team
to a championship. After Battier made that huge 3 with just under 7 minutes to
play in the 3rd quarter, putting the Heat up 72-62, Westbrook panicked, and the
Thunder started playing street ball.Harden also got progressively
worse throughout the series, playing more like a 10th man than a 6th man.
Harden added to the poor shot selection, shooting stuff he didn't shoot
when they beat the Spurs 4 straight times.I would expect that this
offseason, there will be a bunch of "fringe" players--players who show
up once in awhile, such as Mike Miller and Shane Battier--who are looking to
sign with a team with a great chance of winning a championship for them--will
come flocking to Oklahoma City. The Thunder will be even scarier next season
with their new depth.
No question LeBron James is one of the best players in the NBA. He played like
an agile PF in the postseason, his stats are impressive, and his attitude was
even better. I'm really trying hard to respect the Miami Heat
victory--their offseason of collusion and deceit is still a bitter pill to
Biggest game changer ALL SERIES was the no-show non-factor play of James
Harden.If Harden played like he did all season in the Heat series we
may have had a different out come. Do you remember how all the
commentators were just lauding Harden before and after every game all
playoffs... until the heat series.BIGGEST no-show "star"
player I have seen in a while.
lebron james and the heat won the game fair and square, there is no title for
sale in the nba, it seem like a lot people did not watch the game..okc was just
out played and to young, every time they thought that it was contact, they told
the rep" just play ball and let the rep catch the fouls, this is the nba not
day care. congratulation to the miami heat for a well played and fougt out
game..and you lebron james deserveed the mvp award for the finals, you played an
excellent game, you bought back miami in boston..you are the best..enjoy your
I was really pulling for OKC to come back. Unfortunately, they seemed to go turn
from the solid team play that got them to the Finals to a one-man, force the
play game. No making the extra pass. Once they go in to their set, it was Durant
or Westbrook looking to go one on one. This wasn't how they played
previously. They are pretty deadly when they play as a team. The
Thunder's youth and inexperience was pretty evident too. They have a very
bright future, but they made a lot of rookie mistakes in this series.Props to Miami. They dominated the game last night. They deserve the title.
Yay, pro basketball is over! Now we don't have to hear about it again
until the preseason starts in, like, two months!
Now maybe all of the James hating can calm down. The guy is the best player in
the league, by a mile, yet gets all sorts of unwarranted critizism because he
made a poor PR move with "The Decision." He took less money to chase a
ring, less money to try and win more games. Isn't that what fans always
claim they want in their athletes? If he'd stayed in Cleveland, for much
more money, and played on bad/average teams the next decade, fans would kill him
for not wanting to win enough! Some people just need to complain.
I did not think the Heat had the capability of playing the kind of team
basketball which they exhibited in this series -- on both ends of the floor. I
thought the Thunder did have that ability. I was wrong, so (grudging ) props to
the Heat. They have shown that -- finally -- they are the best team in the
NBA.Both teams also showed me what a long way the Jazz have to go
yet. A LONG way. 2015, maybe?
@Magic 8 BallYeah, you're exactly right. It was the refs that made
OKC lose. They handed Miami 4 straight victories.Give it a rest,
The NBA got what they wanted, just like the series when the Jazz played Chicago.
It's not about the Heat but the humility. Supposed to be a team sport.
Didn't expect much different then the league began changing games outcomes.
@Huntso is wilt's tainted for joining the lakers with west and baylor
? is the championship that the celtics won with allen garnet and pierce
tainted?better take away all of chicago's championships because they
never won a thing until Pippen and Phil Jackson showed up. No ONE CAN WIN
IT ALONE! also the TV ratings for this finals were the highest since MJ,
so in reality its not a sad day, its a great day for the NBA and all of the
fans.We need the jazz to pick up some good free agets this off season.
"The decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to
Miami." Faulty logic. We don't know whether or not James
would've won a title in Cleveland. He made it to the finals with
No question, the biggest problem in major league baseball is Yankee money. Now
we have Miami money in basketball. Too bad that in pro sports, championships
are allowed to literally be purchased. With all of its problems, the NFL still
does the best job of preventing teams from buying championships. Leagues with
round balls, should take note!
Did I see the refereee high-five the Miami Heat coach?Yes -
The championship is tainted. It's detrimental to the leagues health when
players collude to buy themselves a championship. They did it the wrong way and
this is a sad day.
Miami was just better once Chris Bosh returned to the starting lineup. OKC is
young and will have another shot if they keep their team together. Labron was
great - very deserving of the MVP.