Here's What A Heat Assistant Coach Said To Gregg Popovich

You might have noticed ABC's audio cut out during the handshake line following last night's NBA Finals game, just as Heat assistant coach Ron Rothstein approached Gregg Popovich. The reason? Rothstein said something to Popovich that included "fuck you." » 6/16/14 12:29pm 6/16/14 12:29pm

Heat Fan Explains Loss To San Antonio TV Reporter: "Shit Happens"

Amidst the thousands of Spurs fans celebrating on the streets of San Antonio tonight, a reporter from CBS affiliate KENS decided instead to interview a Heat fan. He didn't have much to say. » 6/16/14 12:34am 6/16/14 12:34am

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

Old-Ass Manu Ginobili Dunks; AT&T Center Goes Wild

For a brief moment tonight, Manu Ginobili made everyone forget that he's 36 years old by driving to the hoop, outmuscling old-ass Ray Allen, and dunking. The San Antonio crowd predictably went insane. » 6/15/14 9:23pm 6/15/14 9:23pm

Dwyane Wade Playing Defense Is A Mess

What you are watching is essentially 12 minutes of Dwyane Wade ambling around the court like a video game character who's been abandoned by his player. All the footage is from this year's NBA Finals series against the Spurs and it's pretty ugly for Wade. » 6/14/14 11:22am 6/14/14 11:22am

Kawhi Leonard's Putback Punctuates A Dominant First Half For The Spurs

The Spurs don't have an unreal shooting percentage tonight like they did in Game 3, but they still killed the Heat in the first half, 55-36. Kawhi Leonard's putback on Patty Mills's three attempt gave San Antonio a 22-point lead. So many sad, booing Heat fans. » 6/12/14 10:27pm 6/12/14 10:27pm

Dwyane Wade Fined $5,000 For This Ridiculous Flop

The NBA has brought swift justice against Dwyane Wade, who committed one of the most egregious flops you will ever see during last night's game against the Spurs. He will be fined $5,000 for convincing the referee that Manu Ginobili has telekinetic powers. » 6/09/14 5:29pm 6/09/14 5:29pm

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

Everything You Know About Cramps Is Wrong, And Gatorade Is Full Of Shit

It looked bad, LeBron getting Paul Pierced off the court, a Finals opener sliding wetly to an uneventful end, Gatorade trolling down from the ramparts of for-profit pseudo-science. » 6/06/14 4:17pm 6/06/14 4:17pm

LeBron James Leaves Game 1 Due To Cramp, Because He's Human

You won't believe this. LeBron James, a human being, suffered a cramp and had to leave Game 1 of the Finals. He clearly can't win when his team needs him, or something. Stupid involuntary muscle spasms. » 6/06/14 12:13am 6/06/14 12:13am

Old-Ass Ray Allen Throws Down A Dunk

Including the playoffs, Ray Allen has dunked 12 times in his past three seasons. Tonight, the 38-year-old surprised the hell out of everyone by elevating for a slam against the Spurs in Game 1. » 6/05/14 11:15pm 6/05/14 11:15pm

​The Spurs Are Too Good For Advanced Stats To Measure

A curious stat popped up on ESPN's Stats & Info feed yesterday. "Tony Parker sat nearly as much as he played this season and the @spurs were slightly better per 100 poss. without him," it read. This says more about Spurs, and the stats we use, than it does about Parker. » 6/05/14 2:16pm 6/05/14 2:16pm

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

NBA Finals Elimination Games, Ranked According To Fun

Note: An earlier version of this post was missing two key elimination games – 1988 Game 7 and 1993 Game 6 – which are now included in the rankings. » 6/28/13 3:47pm 6/28/13 3:47pm

Heat Celebrate Title With Pat Riley Dancing, Dwyane Wade's Deodorant

Erik Spoelstra, with his hat to the back, took a moment at the Heat's championship celebration to say that Miami "parties better than any other city in the world." Sometimes, that includes Pat Riley dancing. Or "dancing." Maybe malfunctioning? » 6/24/13 2:17pm 6/24/13 2:17pm