He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.
The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.
The possibility occurs that if the 76ers had a player like Dirk Nowitzki they might still be playing.
Heat star Dwayne Wade did not practice on Sunday because of symptoms of a migraine. His status for Game 2 of Miami’s Eastern Conference first-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday is unclear.