Love Him Or Hate Him – The Coronation Of KING JAMES Is Complete [By: Porsha Melcher]

The Heat are the newly crowned NBA Champions and honestly today feels the same like yesterday. Maybe because I didn’t have a horse in the race, I really wasn’t overjoyed by them winning and the Thunder losing. But one thing I can say, Lebron carried his team and showed up when he was needed. He officially convinced me not that he cares, and that he is the greatest player of this era/generation. While I can never say he is the greatest of all time (because I don’t believe one player can be that great) he is great in his own way.

The best thing he did was tune the haters out as well as not watch the games in order to focus. He carried the team and even a borderline bum D-Wade (I’ll discuss that later). I have nothing bad to say about this team or man winning it all. It was well deserved and may very well be the first of many more championships, as well as more finals matchups between the Heat and Thunder (unless the Lakers manage to get Howard and Williams…Mitch make it happen!). Some things are destined to happen and the Heat just couldn’t miss a shot, as well as they wanted it more. Bosh played great and was always getting hyped about everything, although I can’t lie, it was annoying at times along with Chalmers aka “In studio gangster”. Shane played well and Mike Miller went unconscious in this game.

Congrats to Lebron and the Heat.

Thunder…Time to Reload

This offseason a few decisions will have to be made, mainly whether to keep Ibaka or Harden. Based on the way Harden played in this series he doesn’t deserve to come back next year, but he was the sixth man for a reason so this will be a hard decision. Just hope they make the right one. Now on to KD and Westbrook; it was a tough way to lose…but they will learn from this loss and come back stronger. Each year since making the playoffs they’ve improved and with the GM copying the Spurs in team management, they will be fine. Westbrook ball out of control and Durant finally had a real impact in game 5, too bad they couldn’t be great on the same night.

The young Thunder will rebound from this just like the Heat did last year. At times I wish Perkins didn’t have arms to shoot the ball, dude was just trash these playoffs. When his contract is up, they need to let him go. He didn’t help them and was more of a liability than anything, they need to throw money at Roy Hibbert this offseason if they have the cap room. They need a true inside presence offensively to win, the matchup favored the Heat because they could play small hence Joel Anthony barely playing. They will be fine as long as they try to keep this team intact unlike the 2009 Magic.

D-Wade…DNR

I don’t know how bad he is banged up or if he is on the decline, but if the latter is true then it was nice seeing him in his prime. 2006 Wade was great, really 2005 Wade was great too and I will never forget the dunk on Anderson “sideshow Bob” Varejao that killed his soul in 2009. As well as the series he ballled out in against the Celtics in 2010, I hope he can get back to what he was or a portion of it. If this is the end of his stellar play and we will get flashes of what he once was, I guess we will take it. Question is, will it be enough for the Heat to repeat or even retain him in the future.

Time will tell.

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

10 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    06/22/2012 at 5:17 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, Where Do You Rank Lebron On The List Of All-Time Greats Now That He Has An NBA Championship? Top 10? Do You Think They Can Repeat Next Year Or Will It Be The Thunder's Turn?

    Also, The NBA draft is next week and the Olympics are soon to begin, what are your thoughts?

  2. bklynstylekitty

    06/22/2012 at 5:41 AM

    Wade's decline in my opinion is a mixture of what you stated and the fact he has serious personal issues involving his wife, whom was just arrested for not returning his two sons on time. I think he is still great, but if the Heat trade him the opposing team better think long and hard at what they will have to accept in return for his services.

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      06/22/2012 at 5:55 AM

      But Hasn't She Been Insane For A Minute Though??

      Seems Like He Has Amassed A Very Impressive Career Resume In Spite Of Her Insanity

    • MistaHarsh

      06/22/2012 at 10:48 AM

      Kobe balled harder when his world was upside down and like linc said she's been insane for a looong minute.

      Wade better marry Union, if he keeps playing like this she's not gonna stick around just like in "Think like a Man"

      • bklynstylekitty

        06/22/2012 at 11:07 AM

        Not everyone responds to adversity the same way, so we shouldn't even try to compare others to their situations.

        • MistaHarsh

          06/22/2012 at 12:59 PM

          he's a professional basketball player. He gets paid for this. Just like others have to perform in their jobs while enduring personal issues. If he's nursing an injury related to the sport that completely different. No saying I don't feel for him, its just not an excuse. Can you excuse Lamar Odom's BS?

          • bklynstylekitty

            06/22/2012 at 1:27 PM

            What we are all saying is all speculation unless Wade comes out and says why he didn't perform up to par. Again, everyone handles adversity differently last time I checked Wade was human and has feelings and is not made out of tin. We place too many of these celebrities/athletes, etc on a pedestal and demand that they perform consistently regardless if they are going through personal things. This is why folks take a leave of absence to deal with personal issues, in Wade's case if this is true, he can't take a leave of absence during a play-off series, that is the difference. Amare took a leave during the death of his brother, but it wasn't during a playoff game. Lastly, no one is making up excuses for him we are coming up with ideas as to why he didn't perform like he normally would – keywords "all speculation".

          • HerCommonSense

            06/22/2012 at 4:21 PM

            Good point.

          • MistaHarsh

            06/22/2012 at 5:37 PM

            for the record in Wade's celebration speech he did come out and address his performance and personal issues. Of course Wade can take a leave of absence. He wouldn't be the first athlete to do so. Chad Ochocino did not play in a playoff game due to attending his dad's funeral. Family is ALWAYS more important no one would question Wade if he took one.

            If you don't think athletes should be put on a higher pedestal why are you saying Wade can't take a leave because its the playoffs? You're contradicting yourself.

  3. HerCommonSense

    06/22/2012 at 4:14 PM

    Congrats Lebron, you worked your ass off and earned it.

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