LeBron James and Maverick Carter have been inseparable since they were little kids. Extremely close friends, James trusts Carter with virtually every aspect of his life. For the last few days, they were not on speaking terms.
James led the Heat to their second straight NBA title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory Thursday night in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals that lived up to its billing.
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
Experience or youth? It’s often the difference between winning and losing in sports and Game 7 will feature plenty of both for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.
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.
No matter what happens Thursday night, LeBron James and the Miami Heat, and Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs have already won titles and secured a place in NBA history. Now is their opportunity to elevate it.
It will be known as the LeBron James Headband Game.
When LeBron James lost the headband Tuesday night, the Miami Heat’s fortunes turned around.
Ray Allen’s 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter capped a huge Miami Heat rally plus essentially took the championship trophy out of the San Antonio Spurs’ hands.
Five things to watch for in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs try to clinch their fifth title and end the Miami Heat’s reign on Tuesday night: