"We didn't care about the Heat for the four-year period between our first championship and the signing of LeBron, and we sure as hell won't care now," said George Varela of Pompano Beach.
“Our defense in the middle was atrocious over the last three games of the finals,” said Riley, referring to a stretch in which the Heat managed just six total blocks. “We’ll look at Carmelo Anthony, who certainly has the ability to create his own shot at the end of the 24-second clock.”
"This will finally determine if the Blackhawks have an answer for LeBron James," said ESPN NBA analyst Stephen A Smith. Smith was in full support of the idea, after last year when he claimed that the Heat were more impressive than the Blackhawks.
LeBron James’ broken nose had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists in its return to the court in the Heat’s 123-98 win against the Knicks in Miami. LeBron’s nose was broken in a game against the Thunder last week.
"We will make sure to replay and over-analyze the Bulls and Heat game so much over the next 24 hours that no fan will be left wanting more, and in fact, all fans of sport everywhere will be desperately begging for us to talk about something other than that three minutes LeBron had to play without his headband on."
"Aw man, a ring's a ring," James said. "ESPN told me I could include it. They love me there. Could I buy other players' rings or do I really have to win give more to pass Michael? Man, that's a lot of flopping."