A few elbows here, a few slaps on the mouth there, and the resurgent duo of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade later, the Miami Heat rolled off three straight wins to finish off the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Give Miami a ton of credit; many thought when Indy had them down two games to one that the Heat would fold like lawn chairs at a cookout.
So now we're at a crossroads. Everyone believes that Boston's destiny is to get past the Philadelphia 76ers, but Philly just keeps winning. What once seemed a certainty now is just a big conundrum. Could Philly...possibly...make it to the Eastern Conference Finals?
We're less than 12 hours away. Let us know who wins Game 7 while you peruse your pertinent reading material before Memorial Day weekend.
Warriors World: Joe Lacob sold San Francisco wrong
Gregg Doyel: Florida State was supposed to save ACC, but instead it's killing it
Hardball Talk: Orioles are on the verge of signing Adam Jones to a long term deal
Hoops Authority: Blake Griffin Becomes an NBA Jam Character
Kiratiana Travels: A Question and Answer with a Longtime Olympic Spectator
Lifehacker: Put Your Pants On Without Your Underwear Bunching Up
Los That Sports Blog: Alex Smith takes a subtle jab at Cam Newton’s rookie stats
Smoking Section: The 8 People Every Successful Rapper Needs On The Team
The Starting Five: Why do we love Allen Iverson?
SB Nation KC: Scott Pioli And The Meaning Of 'Best Player Available' In The NFL
The Classical: The Amar'e Moment
Gentlemen's Quarterly: GQ Names The Worst Coaches In Sports
Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”