I love the NBA playoffs. I loved them more when Golden State and the Knicks were in because I had a team I desperately wanted to win (the Warriors) and a team I desperately wanted to lose (New York).
Problem with game seven of the Miami-Indiana series is that I like both teams. But I like Miami more.
LeBron is so versatile and so much fun to watch. When was the last time a superstar, other than a point guard, came into the league wanting to pass? Larry Bird?
LeBron can score inside or out, rebound and handle the ball. But one of the qualities that distinguishes him is that he makes passes other big men don't even see. When he was criticized for not taking over games it often was because he was looking for teammates.
That criticism no longer is valid.
Also not valid are so many members of the media. I listened and watched after the series left Miami with the teams tied with one victory apiece and, oh my gawd, the Heat don't have a chance. The Pacers are too big and too strong.
Then Miami destroyed the Pacers in Indiana. A guy on ESPN said the Pacers have no chance, no chance. Miami is too good.
Of course the Pacers had a chance. They always had a chance. Some of us want so desperately to be first that we skew logic to make a grand pronouncement. If so, we have to account for it.
Indiana has a chance in game seven in Miami tonight.
But even with Dwayne Wade injured and Chris Bosh playing timidly, the Heat have the best player in basketball, a very good coach and home court.
I think Miami wins. Then the Heat will play San Antonio.
And look out -- after the first game that series could be over.