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2013 NBA Finals: The Miami Heat Do Not Qualify as a Dynasty Yet

It's easy to be overrun with superlatives in the wake of something monumental and exciting happening so recently. That has never been more true in 2013, where social media rules and critics and media members seem to have the memory of a goldfish.<p>The most oft-made statements and opinions following …

LeBron James: 'The vision I had when I came to Miami has come true'

LeBron James had just scored 37 points in the deciding game of an NBA Finals series – he sat at the podium, reflecting on reaching the pinnacle of his sport for a second consecutive season, looking like a man satisfied.<p>It feels great. This team is amazing. And the vision that I had when I decided …

5 Stats That Prove LeBron James Just Had One Of The Greatest Seasons In NBA History

His team won 66 games and put together a 27-game winning streak, largely because he became an unstoppable force of basketball efficiency. He won MVP of both the regular season and the Finals, and the Heat won back-to-back titles.<p>Here are 5 stats that put his season in perspective:<p>When you throw in …

Basketball

Dwyane Wade Can Lead the Heat by Getting out of LeBron's Way in Game 7

Dwyane Wade has been the leader of this Miami Heat team for nearly a decade now. This was Wade’s team long before LeBron James arrived in Miami, and many still view Wade as the true team leader even since LeBron arrived.<p>But if Wade wants to be a true leader Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA …

The Miami Heat Are Using A Tactic That Will Probably Be Illegal Next Year

Grantland writer Zach Lowe has a great nugget in his article about Game 6 of the NBA Finals — the Heat are using a tactic that will probably be outlawed by the NBA this summer.<p>Miami is having a ton of problems getting to the basket. So in order to create more space, they're having Chris Bosh …

NBA

NBA Finals 2013 Game 7: LeBron James stars as Miami clinches second title

LeBron James had 37 points and 12 rebounds in the biggest game of his career as the Heat held off the Spurs for a 95-88 victory in a thrilling Game 7.

Kevin Durant, OKC Use Savvy, Skill to Take Control of Clippers, and a Lot More

LOS ANGELES – As exciting as the first round of the NBA playoffs was, the second round needs to deliver something more important:<p>A team that looks and feels like it can actually dethrone the Miami Heat.<p>So it was a particularly welcome development for anyone wanting to see the Heat truly pushed to …