While June 2014 will mostly be noted around the world for the FIFA World Cup Finals, there is also the tiny little matter of the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs which deserves plenty of attention, and with that come the memes and jokes, most of them directed at the Miami Heat and LeBron James.
The San Antonio Spurs? They aren’t a team that gets too much hate tossed their way, which means that aside from Dallas Mavericks and maybe Houston Rockets fans, we won’t be seeing too much fun being made of the Spurs, who are always considered to be a cut and class above the rest in terms of how the organization is being run, and the kind of basketball they’ve been playing over the years.
The Heat are something else. They have star power, national and global appeal, some sort of arrogance that rubs people the wrong way, and they have LeBron James. Now the amount of hate aimed at him is nowhere near what we’ve gotten used to from the 2010-2011 season, but still, there are plenty of those who would love to see him fail as he makes his way to his fourth NBA Finals series.
The important thing is to have a great, memorable, historic series, like the one we had last year, going the distance and with plenty of drama in the final two games, won by the Miami Heat. It’s important to remember that the home court schedule has change. No longer the 2-3-2, but on to a 2-2-1-1-1 format, which might turn out to make a big difference in how this series plays out.