Larry O’Brien Trophy
The odds are looking good that the Miami Heat will bring home a third NBA Championship.
In the summer of 2010, NBA superstar LeBron James made “the decision” that re-shaped the game of basketball and angered millions of fans and media members. But three years later, it’s LeBron who has risen above it all to become the greatest player in his generation.
June 20 holds a special place in Miami Heat history. It’s the anniversary of the team’s first NBA Championship and could become the date when the Big Three hoist a second straight title
And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.
Imagine being just seconds away from the pinnacle of your career only to watch it slip away for at least two more days. That’s what happened to the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night as the team was less than 30 seconds away from becoming the 2013 NBA Champions.
The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.
Which Miami Heat team will show up in Texas for Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs? That’s the biggest mystery surrounding the game, scheduled to tip-off at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
Four games are all that stands between the Miami Heat and joining some of the most elite teams in NBA history. The Heat need four wins to successfully win back-to-back championships for the first time in team history.
Unlike Will Ferrell’s character in the movie “Old School,” the Heat are no longer going streaking. The team posted its first loss since February 1 Wednesday night after reeling off 27 straight victories. The loss to the Chicago Bulls isn’t surprising, neither is the Heat’s reaction to the loss.
While Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is the heart and soul of the Miami Heat, perhaps no player is more important to the team outside of LeBron than center Chris Bosh.