Reasonable minds can disagree. But in my opinion, if you'd rather a team owned by a card-carrying asshole and played for by at least five card-carrying jerks (Westbrook, Ibaka, Collison, Fisher, Perkins) win a title over LeBron, U MAD. Go Heat. I certainly hope they never win another with this nucleus, but this one was deserved and enjoyable. And fuck the Thunder and their basketball hipster fans in the earhole.
Also, as I typed this, we returned from commercial and were all treated to the following:
PA Announcer: And now ladies and gentlemen, direct your attention to center court for the presentation of the Larry O'Brien trophy and the Bill Russell MVP trophy... PLEASE WELCOME STUART SCOTT!!!!
That has the same ring to it as "Ladies and gentlemen, you asked for them, you got them... NICKELBACK!!!" And I'm not going to link to it, but I hope you saw it on Grantland a month or two ago; surprise among surprises, Klosterman thinks Nickelback is SECRETLY SUPER UNDERRATED. What a chode. Now let's get the mic to Stuart so he can buttfuck his way through the simple line he had days and days to rehearse.
SS: Thank you. Here to present the Larry O'Bryphen trophy
Cue up my main man Carl.
... Larry O'Brien trophy... David Stern.
Which is kind of like Nickelback introducing Jay Mariotti. Also worth noting that Stern thanked "the wonderful fans of South Florida." As my first few sentences make clear, I was rooting for Miami in part because OKC's fans are a bunch of entitled dust bowl fatsos who were born on third and think they hit a triple (in the context of sports fandom). But whoa, UH OH, let's not get carried away with praise for Miami's worthless/barely existant fans. Stern's use of "wonderful" there reminds me of Louis CK's bit.
Also, I know Chris W was counting, and unfortunately this year the NBA playoffs only lasted 55 days.