There it is folks. Your Miami Heat are the NBA champions. Chalk this as one of the biggest meltdowns in NBA finals history. Winning four straight games in a series is almost unheard of in sports today.
Dallas cruised and I mean really cruised out to a 2-0 lead. People wrote off the Heat as old and the Mavericks as the young guns. They hit the road to Miami knowning they need to win just one game. In Game 3 they thought they had it being up 13 points with 6:30 minutes left in the game. The wheels feel off the Mavericks and they lost that game. That seemed to be the turning point in the series because Dallas couldn't finish off Miami in the closing moments of Game 4 or 5.
Then tonight they had no excuse to not win this game. Back at home with their personal suped up lockers and comfy home settings they seeked to tie up this series. They sounded like they were ready to run through walls. However, even with double digits lead twice couldn't fight off those pesky Heat.
So let's be clear. The Miami Heat deserved to win this game and the series. No conspiracy theory. Inexperience and a rookie coach finally found its flaws.
Shaq will never say it but he'll put this championship ring on his middle finger and give a big salute to the Lakers. But he can't be bitter because it worked out for the best. He said Riley is the best coach he ever had (Sorry Zen master). He said this is the best team he's ever been on (Sorry Kobe). Mainly because there was zero arguments invovled in his two season here. Forget the three championships he won with the Lakers. This one with the Heat probably is better than all three of those combined according to him.
Dwayne Wade is now in the stratosphere of the NBA. Mark Cuban's private jet doesn't fly that high. Young, marketable, superstar, team player, and now NBA champion. Just please don't start comparing him to Jordan. Jordan is one of a kind. Wade can make his own history if he keeps up this performance. The NBA salivated over this scenario.
Finally for all the Mark Cuban ranting and raving which makes him annoying but enjoyable to laugh at from a distance, he did something classy tonight. After the final buzzard sounded, the camera showed him standing on the court and clapping for the Miami Heat as victors. He could have stormed off the court, knocked over David Stern, or just stood there with his hands over his head.
Classy move and a classy team wins the NBA finals. Basketball see you next season when we'll forget your season is about to start because it's in the middle of football season.
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