Much like Durant, Murray will try to use his heartwrenching second place finish to motivate him to go all the way the next time around. And the fans, who won't soon forget it, will definitely be behind him.
Raptors fans will cheer for you anyway, but signing in Toronto would give them the chance to cheer for you in person 41 games a year instead of once or twice.
Bruce Banner, too, was the best in his field. Like LeBron James, he appeared to have no equal. Both men were overly confident in their abilities, and this confidence is what ultimately led to fateful decisions by each, decisions which would have lasting ramifications.
Miami has more work to be done to realize its vision as a world-class city: stimulating economic development, enhancing access to public transit, and increasing quality of life for its residents and visitors.
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The media tends to portray Miami as a city plagued by many ills. A city with a low quality of life. A city that you visit in the winter, but not a city where you want to live. But teams like the Heat dispel that notion entirely.
So you train your whole life to make the Olympic team and it might come down to a coin flip? That's the deal after Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third place in the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
However, take a more careful look at the past few seasons of LeBron. On paper, at least, he has actually done a lot of the things we claim we want our sports heroes to do.
As I was watching the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma Thunders, I couldn't hep but draw the parallels between the Heat winning and the President's DREAMer policy announcement.
Twenty years from now, 'The Decision' will be a but a blip on the radar screen of LeBron's image in my mind. This is the beginning of his greatness. A greatness that will begin to retroactively erase his grave 2010 error.
I'm glad LeBron James got his ring. Now can we just go on with our lives and invest in something meaningful like job creation?
The planet's best player though, now has his first world championship, and he's done so at 27 years old; or to be exact, one year younger than when the incomparable Michael Jordan captured his first ring with the Bulls in 1991.
Every good story needs a villain. And while heroes often come in the singular flavor of tall, dark and bland, an antihero can evoke deep, complex feelings. Having someone to root against is often more gratifying than having someone to root for.
In a new segment with Tara Petrolino of CineSport, I break down how and why Scott Brooks has been out-coached by Erik Spoelstra and, if it's too late for the Thunder to make another run in the Finals.
As has been the case through four games, though, OKC head coach Scott Brooks elected once again to let Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra dictate his lineup.
It's fun to hate Lebron, but there are plenty of other NBA superstars on James' level (or in one case above it) who have done far worse things than James has ever done without being deemed a villain.