The Milwaukee Bucks have put forth a good effort, but they have proven no match for the Miami Heat in the NBA Playoffs. But one thing that could slow down the Heat’s march towards a championship repeat is Dwyane Wade’s knee.
While much of the offseason focus for the Miami Heat was on the acquisition of Ray Allen, it’s another big acquisition that could also pay big dividends for the Heat.
Sometimes, it’s just a superstars’ time to finally win a championship. It happened a few years ago in Miami when Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title. It happened again as the final buzzer sounded in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and LeBron James was a champion of the world.
When Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade won his first championship at the age of 24, he was on top of the world. Since then, his life has been filled with incredible highs and lows; but everything fell into place Thursday night as he claimed his second world championship.
Now that the 2012 NBA Finals are over, it’s time to look back at some of the interesting stats and nuggets from the series that saw the Miami Heat capture its second NBA championship in the last six years.
It’s been more than 20 years since the Michigan Wolverines first trotted out five freshman stars nicknamed “The Fab Five.” But, despite the hoopla, they never won a NCAA Championship, but the last member still active in the NBA now has his championship ring.
Miami Heat forward Mike Miller was supposed to be the missing piece to turn the Big Three into full-fledged champions. But constant injuries derailed Miller’s journey with the Heat until when it counted the most in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has pulled off a feat not many athletes can claim in their career. When the Miami Heat hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions, it marked the end of a long journey for Battier.
With the Miami Heat just one victory away from hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA Champions, law enforcement in Miami is preparing for what could be a wild party in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning.
The Miami Heat stand just one victory away from claiming the 2012 NBA Championship and not surprisingly, trying to get a ticket to Game 5 Thursday night is going to cost you…big.