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Spurs Get Revenge, Rout Heat In Game 5 For Fifth NBA Championship

The Heat kicked off Game 5 on a 22-6 run, and LeBron James contributed 17 of Miami's first 27 points. Even though no team had won with a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, the first quarter made Heat series vaguely conceivable. But then, the Spurs provided a dose of reality, stepped on Miami's throat, and concluded the Finals… » 6/15/14 11:00pm 6/15/14 11:00pm

Toughness Meme Goes Off The Rails With LeBron-Yogi Berra Comparison

I don't even know what to do with this. At this point, it's perhaps prudent to think about where we are and how we got here. LeBron James hate/bashing has gone so far that someone created this image comparing Yogi Berra's involvement in the Allied invasion of Normandy and LeBron James cramping up in Game 1 of the NBA… » 6/07/14 4:05pm 6/07/14 4:05pm

Ray Allen Spent His Whole Career Practicing That Amazing Game 6 Shot

Lee Jenkins has an awesome story about the last 29 seconds of Game 6 of the NBA finals and Ray Allen's incredible shot on SI.com today. It's full of great quotes from the game's principals, and it weaves together multiple perspectives without having to rest on the increasingly aggravating oral history format. One of… » 12/18/13 4:21pm 12/18/13 4:21pm

NBA Finals Will Return To Boring Ol' 2-2-1-1-1 Format

After almost 30 years of using the 2-3-2 schedule in the Finals — giving the team with the worse record three straight home games — the NBA voted today to return to a schedule that would alternate venues for the final four games of a seven-game Finals. The 2-2-1-1-1 format is more "fair," according to the fair… » 10/23/13 9:12pm 10/23/13 9:12pm