Spurs Bring it Home, Leonard MVP

From the last seat at the end of the bench — the game decided and the San Antonio Spurs minutes away the NBA championship — Lebron James clapped after Michael Beasley made a meaningless shot.

When Chris Bosh checked out of the game with 3 minutes, 17 seconds left in the Spurs’ demolition of his Miami Heat, James met Bosh near halfcourt at the scorer’s table for a hug.

And when the clocked ticked toward zero, James marched toward the Spurs bench to offer congratulations. He hugged Kawhi Leonard first, then Gregg Popovich — the two have a deep mutual appreciation — followed by Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and then finally a long embrace with former teammate Danny Green.

James then bolted for the Heat locker room following San Antonio’s 104-87 victory in Game 5 Sunday. He eventually made his way to the postgame news conference and acknowledged one of those painful truths.

“They were the much better basketball team,” James said.

Written by Catfish Hughes

Catfish Hughes

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