As the Miami Heat completed a four-game sweep of the No. 8-seed Milwaukee Bucks with an 88-77 win on Sunday, owner Micky Arison decided to leave the Bucks with some farewell words:
No LeBron James. No Dwayne Wade. No doubt for the Miami Heat Sunday night in San Antonio.
The Miami Heat just can’t stay out of the headlines these days. Not with their incredible winning streak extending to 24 games, and certainly not with their unlikely (yet so likely) 98-95 comeback victory against LeBron James’ old team – the Cleveland Cavaliers – on Wednesday night.
It’s hard to determine what was more amazing: the fact that a short-handed Cavaliers team -playing without their starting center and backcourt – went up by as many as 27 points in the third quarter, or that the Heat managed to keep their streak alive by erasing that monumental, NBA season-high deficit. Perhaps the Heat came into the game expecting to coast and get an easy victory against one of the worst teams in the entire league, but it certainly didn’t work out that way when they found themselves down 55-34 at half time.
LeBron, however, led the charge with 25 points on an uncharacteristic eight-of-22 shooting, to go with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season.
You think Cleveland fans miss this man much? They may hate him on the outside, but most of them are surely hoping for a reunion when his contract is up in Miami. Just ask this guy, who decided to rush the court wearing a t-shirt that read ”We Miss You, 2014 Come Back.”:
Magic Johnson just can’t seem to get what he wants these days when it comes to basketball-related issues.
Hoping to see his beloved Los Angeles Lakers turn the corner by competing against one of the best in the Oklahoma City Thunder, Johnson instead witnessed his team give up a staggering 71 points in the first half. At the break, all the legend could ask was this:
Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer.
Monday, Dr. Buss passed away.
Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter.