Warriors advance to the NBA Finals. I have to say it again because this perennial cellar dweller team has done something they haven't accomplished in the last 40 years.
Instead of asking why Curry brought his daughter to the post game interview, we should be asking why don't more players do the same?
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So the World Cup is on and in North America the sports calendar is clear. The next three weeks will no doubt produce many great matches, wonderful play, and a few surprises, and the world will be enthralled by the action.
You can win a championship but still not be a great team. You can have many great players and not win a championship. That's because the whole is less than the sum of its parts.
When both teams are at their best, the Spurs motion O is a perfect foil to the Heat's trappy D: San Antonio flows quickly from one action into the next, each player cutting constantly as the ball whips around, in search of the open man.
The one guy for the Spurs who can change this series is Kawhi Leonard -- nobody else on the roster can defend LeBron James that well. But what Leonard did in Game 3 was not only bother James (22 points and seven turnovers) as well as force him to use screens for offense, but also completely take over the game offensively. Leonard -- who, ironically, hails from Los Angeles and went unrecruited by the LA schools before going to San Diego State -- scored a career-high 29 points on 10-13 shooting.
The Heat ask Bosh to fill a near-impossible role: to play like a Nowitzki-Aldridge hybrid, but without the post-touches that help those guys get into an offensive rhythm.
Summoning the strength to play in unplayable conditions, the Spurs outlasted then blasted the Heat late, beating them by a final score of 110 to 95.
It took less than a full quarter of the first game of the NBA Finals to see how the rest of the series between Miami and San Antonio will go: Coach Gregg Popovich wants his team to control the pace of play at all costs.
This is the Final's rematch we've all been waiting for: the two best teams in the NBA set to square off -- the Lone Star Loners vs. the Heatles. One team is in desperate need of redemption, the other has a chance to cement their legacy as a team for the ages.
Can we call the Miami Heat a modern dynasty or are they just merely dominant? Do they need to beat the Spurs again, or, are they already there?
What's next isn't always what's best and while the past may seem like a simpler time with nonreplicable stars and feats, don't ignore what may happen 100 times this NBA season. LeBron.
Now and for always, conversations about the 2013 NBA Finals will hone in on the frantic finishes of games six and seven between the victorious Miami Heat and the oh, so close San Antonio Spurs.
So as the Spurs ride off into the sunset that is the NBA offseason and questions inevitably loom about the team's future, I sincerely hope that they have what it takes to make one last run at a championship.