Perhaps meltdown is too Skip Bayless-y of a way to describe the Miami Heat losing three straight games to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, but it’s rather apt at this point. After winning 94-90, the old ass Celtics are in control of their own destiny to eventually lose to the San Antonio Spurs or Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals. However, I imagine that the “us against the refs” narrative that both teams’ fans are playing will guarantee us a Heat win in Game 6 and a Game 7 for the ages.
In the meantime, Game 5 gave us the above wonderful picture of New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire courtside with his new fiancée and eventual Basketball Wives star, Alexis Welch, who is already the mother of Stoudemire’s three kids. It also gave us a classic moment in “Nice move, dipsh*t” when the NBA on ESPN people accidentally posted this picture to Facebook.