Wednesday Off Topic: Heat are one win away from title

I think that's Dwyane Wade, but it seems he has done something weird with his fake glasses.

After spotting the Oklahoma City Thunder a 17 point lead in the first quarter, the Miami Heat slowly and steadily reeled in the Thunder and pulled out a victory in Game 4. The win put the Heat up 3-1 in the series and one victory away from bringing LeBron James his first championship and Dwyane Wade his second.

As much as we like to rag on Russell Westbrook for ill advised shots and appearing to be a less than reputable character ... his mistake-foul of Mario Chalmers after a jump ball with 13 seconds left should NOT sully his epic 43 point performance last night. While unfortunate, the no-shows of James Harden and Serge Ibaka (and to a lesser extent, the increasingly pointless Kendrick Perkins) are much bigger issues for the Thunder. Ibaka is a non-factor on defense and Harden seems to have lost his confidence completely. Hard to win when that happens.

As for the Heat, I can honestly say I never held the ill feeling toward LeBron that others did. While he made a mistake with "The Decision" program two years ago, I think he has suffered the slings and arrows a bit excessively. You have to be impressed with the way he has carried this Miami Heat team largely on his back to the precipice of a championship. We can quibble and whine about the superfriends joining forces in Miami, but what's done is done, and I don't think the game of basketball is somehow less relevant because of it.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Denver Stiffs

You must be a member of Denver Stiffs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Denver Stiffs. You should read them.

Join Denver Stiffs

You must be a member of Denver Stiffs to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Denver Stiffs. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker