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Not one but at least two for LeBron James
June 21, 2013 - Troy Hyde
Can we stop the talk about LeBron James not being clutch?
Maybe at some point in his career, the "King" failed to come up big in the largest spots. That is not the case anymore. In Game 7s, you can count on LeBron being the best player on the floor.
He once again proved that Thursday night in winning his second championship.
There are still haters. There probably always will be. And I am sure that is what drives James, Dwyane Wade and company to winning even more in the coming years.
A Spurs fan tonight used the word cHeat to describe the Miami Heat and stated that David Stern had gotten what he wanted. That makes zero sense to me. Saying that the Heat cheated to win the title is not only false but it takes away how great Game 6 and Game 7 were.
At least the Spurs handled themselves better after the game. I am not a Greg Popovich fan, but he was classy after the game with James and Wade. Tim Duncan is the classiest of the classy and I genuinely felt bad for him when he missed that bunny late in the game that ultimately turned the game over to the Heat. Tony Parker was a no show in the final game of the season but Manu Ginoboli showed up and a star may be born in Kwahi Leonard.
Aside from another big performance from James and Wade, they also got big lifts from Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers. Chris Bosh -- like Parker -- forgot he was playing in a Game 7 but will win a ring anyway.
Wade is now a three-time champion. LeBron won his second.
Both took less money to unite each other and Bosh on the same team. Wade decided he would rather have more championships and less "individual" accomplishments. It paid off Thursday night. And last season.
Fans need to get over what happened three years ago with the Decision and the not one, not two, not three championships phrase.
What you are watching with James is special. One title solidifies yourself in history. Claiming another championship moves you even further up the ladder.
He may not have "four, not five, not six" titles yet but he is now a multiple-time champion. It is time to start respecting him.
But haters will hate and I am sure not even this blog will change that.
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