The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 101-88 in game 7 to advance to the NBA finals for the second year in a row to face the waiting Oklahoma City Thunder. But, before the game, NBA.com kinda said they wanted the Celtics to lose (or the Heat to win):
Now this doesn’t mean that the NBA officials were on board with this dream. I did feel it was a bit strange but not a big deal. But hey, if it helps the NBA as a whole, why shouldn’t the NBA hope it happens? And yes, lots of fans have drooled (out of hunger; not bored) over the idea of a Kevin Durant and LeBron James battle for the ring. So again, not much of a big deal.
Who will win it? How far will the series go? I have to admit that I’m excited about this match-up. Will that make me actually watch it? That remains to be seen. My homer hat is completely stuck on my head. If Sixers are not involved, I do not really care. I’m confident we’ll see our Sixers on this stage again soon. Maybe a Jrue Holiday VS Darren Collison in the battle of UCLA twins! (I understand the limitations of this; just making a point of a cool headline)
The Finals start Tuesday night 9 PM EST in OKC. Be there, or be square (I know; that was horrible).