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Weekday Mornings doing Sports on the Mike Miller Show.
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As the play-by-play voice of Bowling Green Football and Mens Basketball on the Falcon Sports Radio Network.
Formerly served as the play-by-play voice of the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.
The Miami Heat, led by LeBron James, have now claimed back-to-back NBA Championships.
Here are some statistical and historical notes from ESPN:
The Heat are the third team in NBA history to win Game 7 in the conference finals and NBA Finals in the same season ('62 Celtics, '88 Lakers).
They are also the third team in NBA history to win the NBA title without leading the NBA Finals at any point in the series until after Game 7 ('69 Celtics, '78 Bullets).
LeBron James won his second NBA title and joins Bill Russell and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to win back-to-back regular-season MVPs and NBA titles.
He joined Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Hakeem Olajuwon as players who won back-to-back NBA Finals MVPs (O’Neal and Jordan won three straight, with Jordan doing so twice).
The Elias Sports Bureau noted that James tied the record for most points in a Game 7 NBA Finals win, matching the mark set by Tom Heinsohn for the Boston Celtics in 1957.
Heat president Pat Riley has now been a part of nine championship teams. He won six as a coach (five as a head coach), two as an executive, and one as a player (in 1972 with the Lakers).
Home teams are now 15-3 all-time in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, with six straight wins. The last road team to win was the 1978 Bullets over the SuperSonics.
And this from me...
In the never ending attempt to put things in historical context: While great Game 7 performances are the things of legend, there's something to be said for NOT playing in Game 7's.
While the Heat played two Game 7's in this playoffs, during their six Championship runs, the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls only faced TWO deciding games (neither of them in the Finals). In 1992 the Knicks took them the distance in the conference semis and in 1998 it took seven for the Bulls to dispatch the Pacers.
In those two games Joradan averaged 35.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
Today's recommended reading:
Urban Meyer gets another recruit from outside the Buckeye State: Columbus Dispatch
IndyCar relinquishes control of developmental series: Indy Star
Indians TV ratings on FSO/STO are up, while National broadcasts struggle: George Thomas, ABJ
University Athletic Departments, like U.S. Government, can't help but spend money they don't have. Cal's plan to pay for stadium renovation, long predicted as pie in the sky, has in fact failed. SF Chronicle
Great idea “@markpantoni: Over 50 companies at the Ohio St Football Job Fair. Helping our players be set for life after football.”— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) June 20, 2013
"I'm going to get an NBA Championship tattoo." -Birdman— Frank Caliendo (@FrankCaliendo) June 21, 2013
You're not supposed to be here? You're 6'8 270 lbs and you run like a deer. Why exactly aren't you supposed to be here, Lebron?— T.J. Moe (@TJMoe28) June 21, 2013