Looks like someone in the video game world forgot to spell check the OKC jerseys when making the game. As you can tell in the picture above, “Thunder” is not spelt the right way. Not the biggest of news, but still a pretty funny mistake.
Being done with all the Team USA stuff, Kevin Durant spent some time in Hong Kong recently entertaining some fans. He definitely knows how to put on a show and entertain the crowd. Here’s some footage…
Looks like photos of the celebration are starting to come soon and they went where we thought they would, Club LIV. Lil’ Wayne and others had to be there and we can’t wait until a video surfaces. Until then we have the photos in this post. Stay tuned for more information. Apparently at this time $200,000 has been spent on champagne already.
So the greatest moment of 2012 just happened apart from our Summer line dropping tomorrow. Lebron James and the Miami Heat have won the NBA championship giving “The King” his first championship ring of his career. Now all the talk about him not having a ring can stop and hopefully the respect for his skill on the court can go up. We do not think Lebron James is better than Michael Jordan, but the man has had one hell of a career and this could open the flood gates to many more championships for Miami. To specific the series ended with Miami taking the crown 4-1, winning one in Oklahoma and the rest in their home town. The crowd was dressed in all white as always and you could feel the intensity right from the jump ball.
The first quarter was pretty close with Miami leading by 4 to 6 to points the entire quarter (Ended w/ Miami leading 31-26). Then the second quarter started started, which was way different with everybody on the heat squad scoring including Norris Cole, Shane Battier, and Mike Miller. Miller had 4 fouls in 9 minutes but this did not hurt them too much as he is a role player. Wade also got into some early foul trouble and had to sit most of the 2nd quarter. Lebron made some very smart plays by finding the open man around the 3-point line or getting in the paint to go to the line if fouled. The Thunder looked stunned at this point committing one offensive foul after the other and missing plenty of open jumpers, dunks, and lay ups (2nd quarter ended w/ Miami leading 59-49).
In the third quarter it was looking like the Thunder had a good pep talk in the locker room during halftime because they came out firing and scoring. This seemed to work for a while but then Miami retaliated and built up a 14 point lead fast. It also started to get chippy out there with Chalmers and Durant getting in eachother’s faces. No technicals were called but you could feel the intensity on the floor. After that it seemed like all of Miami turned into the Monstars from Space Jam by scoring every time they touched the ball no matter who had it. Dunks, threes, awesome passes…. it all went down. Miami finished the 3rd quarter leading 95-71.
Once the fourth quarter started it was pretty obvious who was going to win this game. The Thunder looked like they didn’t know where they were throwing up random turnovers while the Heat stayed in perfect form. Honestly surprised that Mike Miller didn’t get Finals MVP for his one performance this game making all those threes, but in all seriousness it makes sense that Lebron got it. If Mike Miller’s performance was in a 2k game he would of had the flame around him the entire time. With their lead still in tact the Heat kept pushing to the hoop with Lebron James leading them. Spolstra called an early time out after seeing that a couple minutes in the 4th weren’t going their way. They recuperated, got their game faces back on, and dominated as they had the entire game. Oh and Lebron James got a triple double, no big deal.
The final score was 121-106 with Lebron James getting his first ring EVER at 27 years old. He ended up with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists. Couldn’t be more stoked over here at Rich Kids about the win and can’t wait to see all the after party photos. For more information and final stats click HERE.
Now that I think about it this post is only going up because I am a huge Lebron James fan, but as you saw today the Heat took out OKC to win game 4 104 to 98. Lebron James lead Miami with a near triple double scoring 26 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing out 12 assists. Some might say he played the ultimate game, giving the ball first and scoring when necessary. Dwyane Wade and Chalmers both added 25 points to the total establishing a new big 3 for this game. On OKC’s side Westbrook probably had the best game with 43 points, 5 assists, and 7 rebounds, Kevin Durant also added 28 points. What looked like a great start for the Thunder in the beginning (up 15 points) ended up being chased down and surpassed as the Heat moved on to win game 4. Miami is up 3-1 now in the finals and according to the history books no team in the NBA has ever fought their way back to win it all. Looks like the trophy is headed to Lebron for the first time and those critics can finally stop talking about him not having any hardware. Here’s some highlights from the game.
YES!!! Finally some beef in the NBA finals. Segre Ibaka was asked the other day what he thought of Lebron’s defense since they were both on the all-defensive team and he said that James was “not a good defender” and that “he can play defense for two or three minutes but not 48 minutes.” So Lebron came back at him in an interview by saying “I don’t really care what he says, he’s stupid,” then adding “Everyone says something to me every series, then (the media) tries to get a quote. It’s stupid.” Game 4 starts today and hopefully the Heat can make this little boy cry again…
Looks like even though the Lakers are out of the NBA playoffs Metta World Peace still has some words for James Harden. He actually Tweeted throughout most of the game, maybe he’s trying to get that analyst job set up? Anyways here’s what Metta had to say about James Harden’s play during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
It’s official. The Miami Heat have defeated the Boston Celtics and will now face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. Beginning this Tuesday, the big 3 of Miami matchup against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and crew in what looks to be another great finals series for the NBA. Tonight the heat defeated a veteran Celtics team, with Chris Bosh returning in prime fashion, knocking down 3 3-pointers and dropping 19, to add to Lebron’s 31 points. Dwayne Wade came on late in the game to take his point total up to 23 points.
Rounding out the series in 7 games, this is the first game 7 win for Lebron in his playoff career, and also his first time beating Boston in a game 7. The NBA Finals begin Tuesday.
Lebron James with 31, Dwayne Wade with 23, and Chris Bosh with 19. The big three scored the final 31 points for the Miami Heat.
As you may have already seen yesterday, James Harden put the team on his back like Darren Sharper and hit a clutch three to put the game away for the Thunder against the Spurs. Not only did he win the game but he did it in style wearing some Hyperdunk 2011 Low PE’s which are pictured above and below. Who’s taking the series?
There’s been a lot of drama surrounding the Oklahoma City Thunder today, especially with those shirts that someone made over there thanking Seattle for giving them the team. That’s not really important to the players though, they’re all about the playoffs as their fans should be too. The Thunder came back to Oklahoma today ahead of the Lakers in the series 3-1. After a very impressive demolishing of the Lake Show in the 4th quarter, they ended up winning the game (106-90) and advancing to the Western Conference Finals. Top performer for the Lakers was non other than Kobe Bryant with 42 points and for the Thunder it was Kevin Durant with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 steals. Russell Westbrook also had a great performance with 28 points and James Harden added 17 to give the OKC “Big Three” a combined 70 points. Up next the Thunder take on the Spurs. For complete coverage and video recap click HERE.