June 21, 2006

The Heat Is On

The Miami Heat won their first-ever NBA championship last night, outlasting Dallas in Game 6 and bringing first titles to such stars as MVP Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, and Antoine Walker, while giving additional rings to Shaquille O'Neal and coach Pat Riley. The two people I feel worst for today: Stan Van Gundy (obviously), and Mark Cuban. I don't normally believe in the "SI cover jinx," but when the owner of a team is on the cover with the question "is the world ready for Mark Cuban, NBA champ?," and then his team loses four in a row, then something is most certainly afoot. Either that, or the world was not ready after all.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 21, 2006 08:12 AM
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