San Antonio Spurs Show Miami Heat How Endurance Can Breed Serendipity

March 5th, 2011 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Karma can indeed resemble a female dog.

For LeBron James in San Antonio, it looked like the Medusa brandishing machine guns and machetes. It refused to exit center stage a la the Octomom. Karma, on this night, packed a more painful punch than Hilary Swank's character in Million Dollar Baby.

It inflicted more psychological adulteration than a Kate Gosselin parenting class. It defiled. It caused embarrassment. It stained. It felt like a Rosie O'Donnell body slam.

James, it seems, picked the wrong artist when searching for a proper comparison to his star-crossed, star-studded basketball team. Forget the Beatles. Enter Elton John.

The bitch is back.

When Erik Spoelstra's crew assesses the wreckage after a humiliating 125-95 defeat at the AT&T Center, many of the players will curse misfortune.

Opponents do not often deliver such stirring shooting clinics on consecutive nights. Less than 24 hours after the Orlando Magic erased a 24-point deficit with a barrage of eight second-half treys, 16 in all to impel a 99-96 victory, the Spurs torched the Heat for 17 downtown hits.


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