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OKC is trying to make this a game, but Miami is just playing like a team on a mission right now.

Its one of those games where the score I don't think is reflecting what's going on the court. Only reason OKC is even still in the game is because they are 19 of 20 from the foul line.

Now I think the score is reflecting what's going on.

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I know there are some Miami citizens around here, but I will go ahead with it anyway...

My personal dislike for the Miami Heat has never stemmed from their roster. Lebron James is the best player in basketball today and will likely go down as one of the five best of all-time when his career is all said and done. He took an awful Cleveland organization and brought them closer to the title than they ever have been or likely ever will be. The fact that he realized it was a dead-end franchise and opted for a better chance with the Heat is not anything of an indictment against his persona, judgement, or skill. Dwyane Wade is a champion. And the Heat have plenty of players who are high character guys you can't possibly root against. Shane Battier is a perfect example of this.

My dislike? Miami is one of, if not THE, worst sports city in America. This is, in part, thanks to the fact that Miami is a horrible city, but there isn't a city with a bigger bandwagon base than Miami, in the entire country. This isn't a rip towards the true Miami/Heat fans out there - seriously, the utmost congratulations and enjoy the ever-living hell out of this championship. The huge bandwagon base that comprises most of the current Heat "fanbase" can all go screw themselves. And there are plenty of those "since 7/8/2010" people out there. People who didn't exist at all when it was just Wade out there.

I know all cities gain plenty of bandwagoners. They don't comprise most of the fanbase, though. Oh well - at least the misguided Lebron haters will lose the very last bit of steam they still have in their boats.

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I know there are some Miami citizens around here, but I will go ahead with it anyway...

My personal dislike for the Miami Heat has never stemmed from their roster. Lebron James is the best player in basketball today and will likely go down as one of the five best of all-time when his career is all said and done. He took an awful Cleveland organization and brought them closer to the title than they ever have been or likely ever will be. The fact that he realized it was a dead-end franchise and opted for a better chance with the Heat is not anything of an indictment against his persona, judgement, or skill. Dwyane Wade is a champion. And the Heat have plenty of players who are high character guys you can't possibly root against. Shane Battier is a perfect example of this.

My dislike? Miami is one of, if not THE, worst sports city in America. This is, in part, thanks to the fact that Miami is a horrible city, but there isn't a city with a bigger bandwagon base than Miami, in the entire country. This isn't a rip towards the true Miami/Heat fans out there - seriously, the utmost congratulations and enjoy the ever-living hell out of this championship. The huge bandwagon base that comprises most of the current Heat "fanbase" can all go screw themselves. And there are plenty of those "since 7/8/2010" people out there. People who didn't exist at all when it was just Wade out there.

I know all cities gain plenty of bandwagoners. They don't comprise most of the fanbase, though. Oh well - at least the misguided Lebron haters will lose the very last bit of steam they still have in their boats.

That's we're my dislike comes from. I actually liked the Heat in 2006, but now, American Airlines Arena looks like your typical Miami nightclub, with a few bandwagon celebs.

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"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE." - Dan Gilbert.

Hahaha. Have fun meandering around in mediocrity, jerkoff.

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I know there are some Miami citizens around here, but I will go ahead with it anyway...

My personal dislike for the Miami Heat has never stemmed from their roster. Lebron James is the best player in basketball today and will likely go down as one of the five best of all-time when his career is all said and done. He took an awful Cleveland organization and brought them closer to the title than they ever have been or likely ever will be. The fact that he realized it was a dead-end franchise and opted for a better chance with the Heat is not anything of an indictment against his persona, judgement, or skill. Dwyane Wade is a champion. And the Heat have plenty of players who are high character guys you can't possibly root against. Shane Battier is a perfect example of this.

My dislike? Miami is one of, if not THE, worst sports city in America. This is, in part, thanks to the fact that Miami is a horrible city, but there isn't a city with a bigger bandwagon base than Miami, in the entire country. This isn't a rip towards the true Miami/Heat fans out there - seriously, the utmost congratulations and enjoy the ever-living hell out of this championship. The huge bandwagon base that comprises most of the current Heat "fanbase" can all go screw themselves. And there are plenty of those "since 7/8/2010" people out there. People who didn't exist at all when it was just Wade out there.

I know all cities gain plenty of bandwagoners. They don't comprise most of the fanbase, though. Oh well - at least the misguided Lebron haters will lose the very last bit of steam they still have in their boats.

My only question is why, when you can find the same type of people in every fanbase across the world.

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I loved the way LeBron won a title by staying loyal to his franchise and with the combination of free agent signings and draft picks over the years, the Cavs were able to put together a great team around him. Er wait a second...

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Now, Cleveland fans, let's not do anything stupid. Please.

Not much chance of that.

You mean something like...maybe this?

Thunder-Cleveland-Tee.jpg

Or filling bars in Cleveland to root for the Thunder like it's their own team? And having the local "news" cover such activity...every game?

There are days when I'm embarrassed to admit that I live in the Cleveland market; it's most of them. B)

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First off, congrats to the Thunder for an amazing season. Durant is a monster and will get his eventually.

Now, on to the champs.

I've been a Lebron fan since the beginning and he is the ONLY reason I have any interest in basketball. To see him win a title with all he had against him (dont even kid yourself, he had SO much pressure on his shoulders it's not even funny), some self created, some spun out of thin air by the media, is awesome. Knock him all you want, tonight is Lebron's night, and hate it or not, we just WITNESSed Lebron winning his first, of many IMO, titles.

Also, this is the first time an NBA team I've had a vested interest in (Admittedly, only because of Lebron) has won a title. I love it.

And finally, wether or not you agree with the way Lebron went about this, HE WAS RIGHT.

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I loved the way LeBron won a title by staying loyal to his franchise and with the combination of free agent signings and draft picks over the years, the Cavs were able to put together a great team around him. Er wait a second...

This is what I saying a bit ago (maybe in the NBA fan culture thread?). Why should anyone want a player to suffer? Why must a player lose in a bad market in order to make a championship win acceptable?

There are things I just don't understand about sports fandom.

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