The Miami Heat have been willing to face adversity head-on all season long. But Sunday night, everything is on the line when the Heat welcome the Mavericks back to the AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Obviously tonight’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals could be the seminal moment in Miami Heat forward LeBron James’ career. Everyone has jumped on LeBron like I’ve never seen, especially Heat fans. I just don’t get it. Plus, the Marlins are sinking faster than NBCMiami ratings and some epic numbers show just how bad the Miami Dolphins have been.
After Game 3, CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel questioned LeBron James about whether he was shrinking away from the moment in the fourth quarter of the NBA Finals. Doyel was roundly criticized, but after Game 4, his analysis may have been dead-on.
When LeBron James made his decision to bring his talents to South Beach, the public and media venom was quick and brutal. James has played at one of the highest levels in the NBA this season and in any normal year, he would be a leader for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.
The Miami Heat looked like an also-ran again Tuesday night when they were beaten at home by the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-96.