Originally Posted by The Iron Fist
He stopped Wade in 2011.
Originally Posted by Rico2016
But was 2014 really his fault with a declining/aging Wade and blood clot Bosh? 2011 was an ultimate fail though, but Dirk isn't a SF so that doesn't really "fit' this weird thread agenda.
It's not like they were swept. They beat the Spurs in Game 2 and were going back home to retake home court advantage.
Then Pop told Kawhi to "take over" and the Spurs never looked back.
The washed up Mavs took the same Spurs team to 7 games that year iirc in the first round.
Sometimes it's about match ups and a lot of times it's about effort. During that Finals series after Game 3 the Heat looked defeated. Lebron and Wade were visibly distraught in Game 4 and Game 5 then we add in the infamous "cramps" and it starts to get embarrassing.
Lebron is known for making excuses whenever he loses. That elbow shit he pulled was a comedy routine. Then the cramps, then the hand injury.....
I don't want to rag on him too hard because I'm more or less indifferent about him but following his career has been very entertaining to say the least.
It wasn't as self-destructive and obsessive as me being a life long MJ hater but I was younger back then. Once my life picked up I had to let my hate go.