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Thursday, June 20
Late night cardio feels great
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Wednesday, June 19
Less than 24 hours til game time.
Re-watched the first season of the Sopranos recently. Pretty much still a perfect TV show.
I still remember where I was for The Sopranos' fade to black. James Gandolfini's came far too early. RIP.
Shane Battier on what he’ll do tonight: “I’ll have a few Bud Lites tonight, talk to the wife and wake up (Thursday) keep the routine.’’
GAME-DAY LEDE: Welcome, South Florida, to the gates of sports heaven. Immortality is one win away. This is Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
When the game turned, the zombies weren’t allowed back in the building for obvious reasons: security, fear of infection, general principle.
CHRIS BOSH: "Mike can shoot the ball. Shoes, no shoes, whatever."
To which I say, good for Chris Bosh.
Chris Bosh today about fans: “For all those guys who left, make sure they don’t come to game 7."
I asked Mike Miller today if his right foot was bigger than his left foot: "Not you. Anybody but you. You're better than that, Joe."
ERIK SPOELSTRA, a numbers guy, on Game 7: "You can't win this series or the last game with a statistic."
CHRIS BOSH, to the fans who left: "You never give up. People gave up on us, and they can stay where they are and watch the game at home."
DANNY GREEN on the last play: "I thought I took a little contact. [Chris Bosh] took a chance and made a good play."
Heat also announce: The game will not be broadcast on the MiamiMediaMesh in front of the Arena.
Heat announce: Only those fans that have valid tickets for Game 7 will be granted access to Arena property.
MARIO CHALMERS: "To the fans that stayed, thank you. To the fans that left, maybe you'll stay in Game 7."
As many have pointed out, the Heat's pre-game inspiration (which Wade mentioned) is taken from the movie Red Tails.
Formal word from the league on Duncan entering during video review at end of 4th quarter: "Substitution should not have been allowed."
League confirms to Sun Sentinel that Duncan substitution at the end of regulation in Game 6 was illegal, should not have been allowed.
LeBron: "I'll play Game 7 now in my head until tomorrow night. I will be mentally sharp, mentally focused, mentally driven tomorrow night."
LeBron James at the podium right now.. http://t.co/Cvmw1eFuFa
The Spurs will rally. The Heat are ready. This will be one of the greatest Game 7s in NBA history.
LeBron: "My only goal is to win championships. That's why I came here."
Breaking news: LeBron will wear the headband in Game 7. Our work is done here.
LeBron on the headband: "If it gets knocked off, we'll have a conversation about whether to continue."
LeBron on wearing his headband tomorrow: "I'll probably start with it, I'm a little superstitious."
LeBron says he will start with headband: "I'm a little superstitious. If it gets knocked off, me and him will have a little discussion."
LeBron on the difficulty of repeating: "Last year doesn't even come close to what we're going through, in this Finals."
LeBron taking questions now before Heat practice. Without a headband.
LeBron: "I want to go down as one of the greatest. I want our team to go down as one of the greatest, and we have a chance to do that."
LeBron on criticism: "I'm blessed, man. I don't even know how I got here.... No criticism can deter that."
LeBron on the Spurs: "I didn't sleep last night either."
LeBron: "I feel better than I did last night already... It's more mind over matter at this point."
Wade on LeBron: "I've never seen him go without a headband in a game. I was confused. He would have come out of his clothes if he had to."
Wade says people should appreciate this Heat era: "Let's stop getting rid of it while it's still here."
Wade on LeBron: "There's a lot of great players in this series. He's the greatest one."
Dwyane Wade says the Heat's pre-game saying is "to the last minute, to the last second, to the last man, we fight."
Mike Miller: "I couldn't afford shoes where I grew up."
Shane Battier joking that the Spurs may not have recognized headband-less LeBron James & mistook him for "Larry James."
Some offseason housekeeping: Rashard Lewis says he is leaning toward opting-in but not 100% sure. James Jones jumps in: "He's coming back."
Spo on bad plus-minus numbers with Wade and LBJ on court: "I don't really give a lot to those numbers. We're going as far as they take us."
Spoelstra not worried about LeBron-Wade's struggles together on the court: "We're going as far as they'll take us."
Spurs had a team dinner after the big loss last night to share old stories of adversity. No word yet on what Boris Diaw ordered.
FWIW: In the last 30 postseasons, road teams are a combined 2-17 in Game 7s in the Conference Finals and NBA Finals.
Spurs went out to dinner after the loss and shared stories about brutal defeats. Parker said it was therapeutic, needed.
"If you're not ready for tomorrow then you might regret it for the next 10, 15 years." - Tony Parker
"We knew we blew a big opportunity to get it done and win the championship" -Tony Parker
Tony Parker said that players at dinner shared stories of their most disappointing games and how they bounced back
"It's a great challenge. We know we can beat them here." - Tony Parker on Game 7
Duncan had this to say if he thought fatigue would be a factor for tomorrow's Game 7 after the heavy minutes played last night: "No"
Tim Duncan has no patience for anyone's storylines. I admire that.
Duncan on what he was thinking when Allen hit the 3: "I don't even remember."
Tim Duncan: "We're not tired. We've got one more game."
Tim Duncan said the Spurs had dinner as a team last night to talk. "We're not going to hang our heads."
I did survive the press session without being called trite, however
Instead, Popovich talked about being not wanting a replay, so Spurs could push the ball.
I asked Popovich about whether he believed he was allowed to sub Duncan during Allen delay.... He didn't really answer.
Popovich said the 2 offensive rebounds had nothing to do with Duncan being out.
Manu Ginobili is here, shooting. The way he talked last night, I wasn't sure he would get out of bed.
Got some great responses to the all important question: Where were you with 28.2 seconds left? Keep them coming. Will post after practice.
Back at the arena. So, that happened last night....
Time to watch sleepy-eyed, cranky reporters ask an even crankier Pop questions. Should be fun
And extra bonus points if you left early and out yourself.
Where were you (emotional, spiritually, physically) with with 28.2 seconds left? Posting best fan tweets on the blog.
Arena security, by the way, was on the ball last night. Can't let those people back in. Sorry. Shouldn't have left.
This being South Florida, someone will sue AAA and the Heat for not letting them back in the building after they left early.
Just got off the phone with my 94-year-old grandmother. Asked her if she turned it off down 5. "Are u crazy?!"