The hyperbole is in full effect after two games of the NBA Finals, particularly after the Heat tied up the series at one game apiece.
LeBron James played his best Finals game ever with 32, eight rebounds and five assists, even though he fouled Kevin Durant late on a play that would’ve tied the game.
He made huge free throws after that play, subsequently sealing that win and doing as good a job as closing as he ever had at this stage.
Durant led a furious fourth-quarter comeback and had another 30-point game but wouldn’t blame the officials for their missed call, simply saying, “I missed the shot.”
Durant’s teammate Russell Westbrook will take criticism for being too aggressive, especially as the Thunder played from behind, trailing by double-digits for most of the night. Magic Johnson said Westbrook’s play was the worst he’s seen from point guards in the history of the Finals.
The hyperbole is loud and clear now, but with the scene shifting to South Beach for the next three games, it’s obvious from here it will at least go six games and hopefully for us, the full seven.