Kawhi Leonard wins 2014 NBA Finals MVP
So while Kawhi Leonard walked away with Finals MVP honors, Tim Duncan won his fifth title and coach Gregg Popovich continued to cement his status as the best X’s-and-O’s guru in the game, the dissection of the Heat already had started before the confetti was swept off the AT&T Center court.
Two championships and four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade back in 2010 might not be accomplished for quite some time. But with all three players holding options this summer, if the Heat’s superstars are breaking up, was it good enough?
“It’s not easy to make it all the way this far,’’ Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Even as painful as it feels right now, you have to have perspective. You can’t be jaded enough not to appreciate that.
-- Chicago Sun-Times