Hey good news, everyone! The San Antonio Spurs are not the headcases that we are. After the game, they were exhausted. They were beaten. But they weren't crazy...
Game 6 Is Really Going To Tick Off ESPN - The Latest from Miami with Ticket 760's Geoff Sheen
When San Antonians talk about the "national media," we really mean "ESPN." We particularly mean "ESPN NBA Postgame."
I was shocked (SHOCKED I TELLS YA) at how much love the Spurs got following Game 5. For the first time in the series, a Heat loss was because the Spurs played better. But sometime between 11:59pm Sunday and 8am Monday, some weasel shot caller at ESPN told his on-air talent, "hey guys, I don't know what you were trying to pull last night, but let's get back to the 'every Heat loss is because they weren't trying hard' stuff."
And so it goes.
On Monday, everything on ESPN reverted back to how the Heat know they have a switch that they can throw at any time. For whatever reason, they just decided to wait until Game 6 to throw it.
Only probably with this theory is it's stupid.
If you were playing in the NBA Finals, would you just wait until you NEEDED to win before you started trying? Would you be so dimissive of the other team? Would you only feel comfortable giving your best when there was no other option?
It doesn't add up. Why in world would the Heat just wait for success? When you have a team down, you step on their throats until they stop kicking. Heat could have done that after Game 2. Or Game 4. They didn't. It wasn't by choice. It's because the Spurs are great too. San Antonio has two chances to win. Miami is out of chances.