Even the NBA thought the Spurs had won their fifth NBA championship
Magic Johnson called it one of the two or three best NBA Finals games he’s ever seen or played in. Bill Simmons called it the biggest choke job in the last 25 years. LeBron James called it the best game he’s ever been part of. Miami Heat fans thought the game was over. The San Antonio Spurs almost had the Larry O’Brien championship trophy in their hands and a killer, clutch, Ray Allen shot later, it was gone.
The NBA even anticipated the San Antonio Spurs winning as they wheeled the O’Brien trophy down the hallway. The Spurs had a five point lead with 20 seconds to go when LeBron James hit a three-point shot off a second chance offensive rebound. Manu Ginobili had just converted 1 of 2 free throws before LeBron’s three-point field goal. Kawhi Leonard was then quickly fouled and converted 1 of 2 free throws, setting the table for Ray Allen’s last second heroics.
For the Spurs, they will have to dig deep as Game 7 is Thursday night and it gives their old team only one day to rest. Manu Ginobili summed it up best about the epic collapse that took place in South Beach tonight.