A real mixed bag for LeBron James and the Miami Heat last night. On one hand, they easily dispatched Brooklyn in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Seminfinals. On the other hand, they fell victim to the self nut-snipping rage, according to a report from the Evansville Courier & Press.
TNT obviously made a controversial editorial choice in not airing the ceremony. I guess the possible FCC fines scared them away from airing a bunch of bloody sacs strew about the free-throw line.
It’s going to be pretty difficult for two-time defending champions to rebound from this devastating blow — both on the court and off. One has to think the smart money is now on Brooklyn.
[H/T: Ryan G. Reynolds]