That's one NBA title for LeBron James. Can he make it two?
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – OK, that's enough confetti. No way LeBron James can win back-to-back NBA championships. Even Dirk Nowitzki won one in a row, and you saw how long he lasted this spring.
*I'm kidding. Really. Just wanted to get the jump on the LeBron Bashers. They're going to need fresh material. Lots of fresh material. James is 27 (younger than Michael Jordan when the Bulls won their first title) and has played in back-to-back NBA Finals.
*Mike Miller just made another three-pointer. Wide open in the right corner.
*So the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics played the Miami Heat tougher than the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA playoffs. Yeah, I expected that.
And the New York Knicks played Miami just as tough? Somebody please explain.
*LeBron James gets his NBA ring.
Who's next to be fitted with the Best Player Without A Ring bulls' eye?
I would say Carmelo Anthony is next on the clock because he's the only Top Five pick from the 2003 draft without one, but I don't see a ring in his future.
So make it Dwight Howard. You're on the clock, Dwight.
*The best post-game Twitter reaction I uncovered was from former Lakers' great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who needed to blast out three tweets to record all his thoughts:
"Lebron James matured into the leader that the Heat needed to go all the way and I tip my hat to Lebron! His critics have nothing left 2 say. Miami's maturity & teamwork were too much for the Thunder. I am sure The Thunder will be back next year but this was Miami's year. Its always a pleasure 2 C someone whose had 2 deal with a lot of criticism, handle it in a classy way, and come out on top. Congrats Lebron!"
*I'm not sure what this says about the NBA early entry rule, but none of the top five scorers in the NBA Finals played more than two seasons of college basketball.
The total: Six seasons – two by Dwyane Wade at Marquette, two by Russell Westbrook at UCLA, one by Chris Bosh at Georgia Tech, one by Kevin Durant at Texas and zero by LeBron James.
*Mike Miller just made another three-point shot. Wide open in the left corner.
*There is hope for sports writers everywhere. Eric Spoelstra, coach of the Miami Heat, is the grandson of Watson Spoelstra, legendary sports writer in Detroit. Spoelstra covered the Detroit Tigers for many years. His work also appeared in The Sporting News.
*Congratulations to former University of Kentucky baseball player Alex Meyer. Drafted in the first round by the Washington Nationals last season, Meyer has been selected to play in baseball's Futures Game. It's an all-star game for baseball's best prospects.
The game will be played at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City on July 8, two days before the Major League Baseball all-star is played in K.C.
Meyer has six wins – and 77 strikeouts in 70 innings – for the Nationals' Low A farm team in Hagerstown, Md.
Won't be long until Meyer will be playing with Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg, which is where you will want to be in a couple years.
*Mike Miller just made another three-point shot. From the examination table in the chiropractor's office.
*I don't believe in basketball withdrawal. The NBA Draft is next Thursday in Newark. Recruiting season is about three weeks away.