The Miami Heat have been waiting to see who they will play in the NBA Finals this year and it appears that their opponent has shown themselves. For the second straight year, the Miami Heat will be squaring off against the San Antonio Spurs — a team they beat in seven games last year to claim their second title in as many years.
But while the Heat got the better of the Spurs last year, San Antonio has different plans this time around. Tim Duncan may have been a little too excited after the game — not that we can ever tell — and noted that this year the Spurs will beat the Heat in the Finals.
Tim Duncan: "We've got 4 more to win. We'll do it this time. We're happy it's the Heat again. We've got that bad taste in our mouths still."
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) June 1, 2014
Thankfully, this isn’t a series like we just saw with the Indiana Pacers where the trash talk can’t be backed up by anything more than a schoolyard ear blow, as the Spurs have the guts and arsenal to back up their talk.
There’s also a fair amount of mutual respect between the Spurs and Heat as the two best teams in basketball are going at it and this is going to be another classic Finals showdown.