After a disappointing loss in last year’s NBA Finals, the Miami Heat are against struggling in the playoffs. Phil Latzman of WLRN in Miami says some fans are starting to worry.
Many teams started NBA seasons with high expectations, but few have done it as publicly as the Miami Heat did in 2010. After losing to Dallas in the NBA Finals, the pressure to win it all is even more intense as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the rest of the Heat prepare to open their season. WLRN’s Phil Latzman reports.
In his new book, The Whore of Akron, Scott Raab chronicles his resentful obsession with LeBron James after the NBA star left the city that made him famous.
Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield has some advice for James, as the basketball star heads into the off season without a championship, without a trophy and without any humility.
Bill Littlefield talks to Dallas Morning News’ Jean-Jacques Taylor about the NBA finals. Taylor analyzes Game 5 and offers his expectations for the remainder of the series.
Just about everyone thought the Miami Heat would be in the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks? Not so much. But now that Dirk & Co. are in, they’ve made things interesting. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou says the teams are playing under two very different sets of expectations.
Bill Littlefield talks to FoxSports.com’s Kevin Hench about the remaining games between the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals. Hench makes a strong prediction as to who will win the championship, and analyzes the Mavericks’ trip through the playoffs. Hench also shares his fond memories of the recently retired Shaquille O’Neal.
The Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat are gearing up for the start of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Bill Littlefield talks to Sports Illustrated NBA writer Chris Mannix about the upcoming series and his prediction about who will win the Larry O’Brien Trophy.
The NBA Conference Finals are heating up. In the East, it’s the Chicago Bulls versus the Miami Heat, and in the West the Dallas Mavericks face the Oklahoma City Thunder. Both series are tied at one game apiece. Karen Given talks with Steve Aschburner, a senior writer for NBA.com, about the upcoming games in the penultimate round of the NBA’s second season.
Sports are often a celebration and showcase of youth and vigor. But this year’s NBA Playoffs, in particular the series between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics, have Bill Littlefield thinking about the passage of time.