The Miami Heat are one win away from redemption and securing an NBA World Championship. The Big 3 are 48 minutes away from winning the prize in which they were assembled for. The Oklahoma City Thunder find themselves on the brink of elimination Thursday night as they are not tasked with the near impossible; that is winning 3 straight games against the Miami Heat.
With a loss on Thursday night – they surrender the title, but with a win – they send the series back to Chesapeake Energy Arena where they will play probably the most important game of their lives. Most of us want to see a Game 7 but the Thunder will have to out-compete LeBron James, who has been working for this very moment for 9 seasons.
Game 5 @ Miami, Thursday Night 8PM on ESPN/ABC.
Do I believe it's a done deal that "King" James will finally be coronated on Thursday night? Nope.—
Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 20, 2012