Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index, Hot Hot Hoops and HeatFreak.com reviewed the Eastern Conference Finals, previewed the NBA Finals and discussed the best crossover in NBA history with fellow blogger and Chicago Bulls fan, Big Shot Ron, from the Section 357 Show on this week's podcast.
Yes. They. Did.
You can listen to the podcast right here or three other ways:
- Mosi Platt from the Miami Heat Index
- Danny Martinez from Hot Hot Hoops
- Alfredo Arteaga from HeatFreak.com
- Big Shot Ron from the Section 357 Show
The podcast began with a review of the Eastern Conference Finals.
- What went wrong for the Bulls? Derrick Rose is a good place to start. After Game 5, Arteaga placed a lot of blame on the Coach of the Year, Tom Thibodeau, but not all the bloggers agreed with him.
- How did the Heat win the East?
- Who was the series MVP? The bloggers made their cases for Chris Bosh and LeBron James.
- Who was the best Sixth Man of the series? It came down to Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller.
The podcast continued with a preview of the NBA Finals.
- Does this rematch of the 2006 Finals make Mavs-Heat a rivalry?
- Who will win the point guard matchup — Jason Kidd & JJ Barea or Mike Bibby & Mario Chalmers?
- Do the Dallas Mavericks have any chance of stopping Dwyane Wade at shooting guard? How will the Heat defend the two-man game that Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki like to run?
- LeBron shot 33.5% against the Mavericks in the regular season. Will Shawn Marion and the zone defense be effective against him in the Finals?
- Will the series come down to whether Bosh and Haslem can bust the Mavs' zone with midrange jumpers and effectively guard Dirk?
- Will the Heat need Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Erick Dampier or Jamaal Magloire to contend with Tyson Chandler and Brendan Haywood?
The podcast ended with a discussion of the best crossover in NBA history. The nominees were:
- Pearl Washington — From the old school.
- Tim Hardaway — Famous for the Killer Crossover.
- Allen Iverson — His hit list is endless, but Jacque Vaughn and Tyronne Lue were classic victims.
- Dwyane Wade — Well known for destroying Eric Snow and breaking the ankles of Ray Allen.
This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.