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The media’s ubiquitous eye on LeBron James isn’t so bad right now. 

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Dwyane Wade has a pretty damn good life guys. 

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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wow.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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wow.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.
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June 25, 2012: Miami Heat Championship Parade & Rally.

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June 12, 2012 - NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder.
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June 12, 2012 - NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder.

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June 12, 2012 - NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder.
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June 12, 2012 - NBA Finals Game 1: Miami Heat at Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Photo 6 May OKC advances to the conference finals :D

OKC advances to the conference finals :D

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Game 3: Oklahoma City at Dallas

No NBA team has ever come back after getting down 3-0. Ever. It’s like the 16 seed beating the 1 seed in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It’s never, ever happened, and because of that, it might not ever happen. How do we know? There’s something about being down 3-0 that pyschologically destroys a team. It’s a tall order in the first place, but add history to the equation and it’s almost inconveivable that it will happen in my lifetime.

Almost.

I write this recap with a full understanding that I’m basically putting all my chips on black 8 at the roulette table, but I think this Dallas team might be able to come back. Before I get into why, lets go over game 3’s disappointment at home for the defending champs.

The Thunder were like a pulsating globe of energy and anticipation before the game started. Oklahoma’s perimeter big three of Durant, Westbrook and Harden were ready. That much was sure just by watching them gently rock during the national anthem; their bodies were like contained energy waiting to get out.

Unfortunately for Dallas, Kevin Durant is too talented to shoot poorly in 3-straight games. After he shot a combined 15 for 44 in the first two games in Oklahoma City (and it’s important to note the Thunder are so good, they won both of those games against the defending champs), Durant rebounded last night to shoot a Dirkian 11 for 15 from the field (4/6 from 3) on his way to 31 points in 40 minutes. He also had 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and a block. It was his, we’re not losing this fuckin’ game, game. I loved it.

Rick Carlisle’s exasperated shrug away from an assistant after a bad call in the first quarter, symbolized the growing frustration of the defending champs in this opening round series.

The Thunder took a 9-point lead into half. Then they came out in the 3rd quarter and stepped on the Mavericks’ necks in the 3rd, doubling their 9-point lead and out-scoring them 25-16. Dallas played better in the 4th, but it was over. 

All Mark Cuban could do was stoically look on, barely blinking, wondering what had happened in a year’s time since they first achieved the glory of the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Back to my original point at the onset of this recap. The Dallas Mavericks are in a 3-0 hole heading into game 4 in Dallas on Saturday night. But, unlike most NBA teams, this Dallas squad is a former NBA champion. They’re just one year removed from reaching the top of the mountain. If there’s any pride or fight in this year’s group, they still have a chance. It’s never been done before in NBA history, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. 

The 2007 Miami Heat that beat Dallas for the 2006 title, were in a similar predicament against a Chicago team up on them 3-0. They lost their 4th game in Chicago and got swept out of the playoffs in the first round. 

I think Dallas has more fight than that lethargic Heat team with a beat-up Wade and an old and unmotivated Shaq. I think Dallas can steal game 4 in Dallas on Saturday with their back’s against the wall, game 5 in Oklahoma City on Monday, and all-of-a-sudden they’re only 2 games away from the most improbable comeback in NBA history. At that point,  the pressure would be on Oklahoma City, and it’s anybody’s series. I think it can happen, moreso than I’ve ever thought a team could come back from 3 down (the Knicks certainly can’t). But, and it’s a huge BUT, the Mavericks probably won’t. It’s Oklahoma City’s year, and I doubt Durant, Westbrook and Harden will allow my fictional future to come true. 

If they do come back and shock everyone, you read it here first ;)

Final: Oklahoma City Thunder 95 - DALLAS MAVERICKS 79

The Thunder lead the series 3-0

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