In what may be the final game for the Big Three of the Miami Heat, beating the other Big Three in the NBA may have been the best way to end their run together. With a stellar performance by LeBron James in the final moments of Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, the Heat go on to celebrate their third NBA Championship in franchise history on their home floor. LeBron got revenge on Duncan when the Spurs celebrated a Championship on Cleveland’s home floor, back in the LeBron Cavaliers Era.
All in all, this was a topsy turvy seven game series that saw big momentum swings for both sides. Game 6 was probably the most thrilling and may go down as the most decisive game of this great NBA Finals series. The Spurs just couldn’t muster enough scoring as the game went on and missed some crucial, however make-able shots. Tim Duncan was the focal point towards the end of the game, but missed a running hook shot and tip in that would have tied the game. It was just that kind of series for the San Antonio Spurs.
There is no doubt that LeBron James is the best player in the world today and with another NBA Championship ring on his already loaded resume, this Championship over the great San Antonio Spurs should really put a lot of doubters to sleep. Let’s not neglect the contributions by his teammates like D-Wade and Shane Battier. Nevertheless, this is all about James and he showed why he is a true Champion.
The Spurs move into an offseason of much uncertainty and their Big Three of Duncan, Parker and Ginobli may have played their last game together as a team. Father time has been tugging at their jerseys for quite some time now, and in the waning moments of Game 7, it showed. Duncan was solid nevertheless, but Ginobli and even the younger Parker struggled to find their usual shot selection. Credit the Heat defense, but this is Parker and Ginobli and they didn’t show up the way they could have and usually do.
Until next season, the King has held court and South Beach is once again home to the NBA Championship crown.