“It’s about damn time.” That’s what LeBron James said after winning his first title Thursday night.
Well, now it’s about damn time to take a look at how the web reacted to it.
For a look at how the Finals were won, check out this blog from Time Magazine:
There’s real joy in James’ game. Sure, you can still hold the “Decision” against him, and dock James points for not winning that first title in Cleveland. But give him credit: LeBron James loves sharing the basketball. The Heat finished with 14 three-point shots on Thursday, tying a Finals record, and Miami’s downtown barrage all starts with LeBron. He draws the attention, then throws perfect pitches to his open teammates. Jordan and Kobe Bryant are cold-blooded scorers: they passed when they had to.
For a look at how the Thunder felt after the Finals were lost, check out USA Today:
“If you’re going to feel sorry for yourself, you might as well not come to the game tonight,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of the Western Conference champions after his team’s morning shoot-around. “There’s no reason to hide from this moment.”
The New York sports media couldn’t keep the Knicks out of the conversation, even though the Heat knocked them out a month ago (via the New York Daily News):
The Knicks aren’t going to beat the Heat the way the Knicks of the 1990s couldn’t beat Michael Jordan… That is the fact of the NBA season that just ended as much as the fact of what James and Wade and Bosh and their supporting cast did to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the beatdown they gave them in Game 5.
And then there was twitter.
Via Dan Gilbert (Cavs owner, James hater):
Great NBA season. Enjoyedplayoffs. Congratulations to Miami & OKC for an exciting Finals. Back to work on next weeks promising Cavs draft.
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) June 22, 2012
Notice anything missing from that tweet?
The season that almost wasn’t is now over, but with the draft less than a week away keep you Internet dial tuned into RobertoGato.com for all the prospect, free agent, and trade news you can handle.