.Ever since we first got wind of a kid from Ohio named LeBron James he was labeled the chosen one. Chosen to be the next big thing in his sport since he was in high school. The enormity of that pressure could be mind blowing. LeBron has dominated winning MVP’s , enduring the outrage that followed “The Decision” and pairing up with his pal Dwyane Wade to finally win his first ring a year ago. Still the critics kept hammering away. After last night’s 95-88 hard fought win over the San Antonio Spurs in an epic game seven of the NBA Finals, LeBron James posed with his second consecutive NBA Championship and Finals MVP in each hand and stared down his haters and doubters saying along the way ” I ain’t got no worries”. This may have been the finest 48 minutes in the illustrious career of King James. We all look at James physical stature and feel compelled that we should tell him what to do and how he should play this game. The great Spurs head coach Greg Popovich dared LeBron to shoot the basketball throughout the series and it seemed to be working for a while as King James numbers were down from a brilliant regular season. However on this night, when the lights were brightest, on the biggest stage LeBron James delivered. He made big shot after big shot Thursday night, he looked totally comfortable doing it, there was no indecisiveness or hesitation as James drained count em five 3-pointers . He displayed a variety of midrange shots , and in the frantic final seconds he delivered the dagger a 20-footer with 27 seconds left that gave Miami a seemingly safe four-point lead. It was the kind of performance that legends are made of. It was not what he did, but when and how he did it. Just like Magic Johnson in 1980 with his masterful 42 point 15 rebound and 7 assists performance that still resonates to this day. This was an all time legacy sealing performance from LeBron James. He finished with 37 points in the decisive Game 7 on the heels of pouring in 32 in a memorable Game 6. The questions and the doubters will persist but LeBron James has delivered on all that promise that we saw in the Akron kid in a man’s body all those years ago. He is the best in the world and he is hungry for more. It appears as if he is on his way to getting just that. More. Not one, not two….well you get the idea
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2 guys, watching the game, while working on radio. The ebb and flow of emotion. The screams. The yelling. The countless times we almost cursed live on air. It all makes for great radio believe it or not.
The fun starts at about the 40 minute mark right before Ray Allen’s game tying 3, but to hear our total emotional rollercoaster, listen from the beginning.
If you want to see the live reaction
The NBA Finals is now down to two games left in Miami as the Spurs win game 5 114-104. The Heat haven’t won back to back games since the 2nd round against the Bulls. Can they win in Miami?
In the meantime, we want to know who you think is the finals MVP leader right now? Danny Green broke the NBA Finals record for 3 pointers made with having made 24. Who did he take over? Ray Allen.
Dwyane Wade has returned to his regular season form scoring 25 points, 6 rebs and 10 assist. Lebron James…well he’s been his normal almost triple double self.
So with all of these players shining in games 4 and 5, we want to know from you…who is the leading person for Finals MVP??
NBA Players and athletes in general pick real peculiar times to have news leak out. How do I mean you say?
Like how in the middle of the NBA Finals, Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat reveals that his home on North Bay Road is being put on the market.
Bosh told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel
”Things change,” he said before the Heat practiced at the AT&T Center in preparation for Thursday’s Game 4 of theNBA Finals, with the Heat down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series. “It’s looking to see if another spot is open.”
When I first read this, his home invasion of a few months ago was the first thing that came to mind. I know if I was ever violated in that way, I’m not sure I would be able to be comfortable in a place I called home. But then again, I’m not a millionaire athlete, so I would probably have to suck it up and get guard dogs.
It’s bad enough that Bosh hasn’t been playing great in these playoffs, and that Heat fans have been calling for his head because of it. Now this revelation of his home being on the market as they near the end of the season? Not a good look in my opinion. He should have kept that to himself until July.
But I misread the title as I often do things, and it’s not of the playoffs, but of the finals.
Sit back relax and enjoy Lebron’stop 10 plays of the Finals.
Dwyane Wade has had a rough 5 days, and I’m not speaking of the NBA Finals.
Even while trying to win his second NBA Championship, he was faced with dealing with issues involving his ex wife and his sons.
Luckily everything worked out for the best, as Wade was reunited with his sons for Fathers day, and in game 3 that night he went out and dropped 25-7-7 on the OKC Thunder.
His mom talked to us about where he gets his strength from…
He’s given up about $20 million to stay in Miami.
He lost his grandmother and mother in the last few years.
He hasn’t been healthy nor has he been an offensive threat the last two years as he’s been in the past.
Through all of that, Udonis never gave up the fight to get back to the NBA Finals and win it all again. Today he is a two time champion.
Original Fab Five member and NBA V-E-T-E-R-A-N Juwan Howard got a very nice piece of hardware Thursday night in Miami. His first championship ring.
He didn’t win one in college with the vaunted University of Michigan team that set records and trends. He didn’t win one with the Wizards, Mavericks, Nuggets, or Magic. Nor the Rockets, Mavericks (again), Nuggets (again) or the Bobcats. Or even the Trailblazers.
It was when he got to Miami that he literally struck gold.
Here’s Juwan a few minutes after the final buzzer.