A sight that some were hoping they'd never see.
Well, our crazy 66-game 2011-12 NBA season is finally over, June 21st. The Miami Heat took care of the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games, winning the series last night in a blowout 121-106. LeBron James showed that he truly is the best player in basketball right now by posting a triple-double with 26 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds. Gif friendly Chris Bosh added 24 points, Dwyane Wade 20 points, and Mike Miller came off the bench to add 23 points thanks to 7-8 shooting from downtown.
The wrap up game to the end of the season wasn't an exciting one as all the stars ended the night on the bench and the celebration began with about 3:00 minutes left to play. Not too many people, myself included, thought an Eastern Conference team could defeat either the Thunder or Spurs, but Miami made short work of a young Thunder team that has been steadily improving over the last few seasons.
Will Miami and OKC be meeting frequently in the NBA Finals? Many pundits seem to think so, but things can change in a hurry in the NBA.
It was a fun season and one that all of you helped make even more enjoyable. Coming to this site every day has been a joy and will continue to be. We've got the NBA Draft on June 28th and once free agency kicks off and trades start happening, we'll have plenty more to discuss.
The Miami Heat are the champs? ... Anyone else starting to get cold feet?