Conventional wisdom: June 3rd

by Micah Hart

After each game day until the end of the NBA Finals, we’ll be taking a look at the conventional wisdom of the moment — which team is the current favorite to win it all, and which team should be ashamed to still be putting on its jerseys.

Here’s how it looks on the morning of Friday, June 3.

Start planning the parade:

Dallas Mavericks

I don’t know how many times it has to happen before teams begin to understand — STOP GETTING 15-POINT LEADS ON THE MAVERICKS! What are you, idiots? Don’t you know what that means? A 15-point deficit to Dallas is like popping open a can of spinach for Popeye. It’s over.

This Mavericks team is the toughest band of SOBs the playoffs have ever seen. They are the the bad guy in a horror movie; every time you think they’re dead they rise anew to torment and torture their opponents.

Payback for 2006 is upon us, and now that the Mavs have yanked home-court advantage away from the Heat, look for them to finish the job in front of their hometown fans with three straight in Big D.

Give it up already:

Miami Heat


The Heat love nothing more than an early celebration, whether in July or with a 15-point lead, and as we all know, vanity is the devil’s favorite sin.

You knew the Heat’s penchant for late-game meltdowns would surface at some point, and I don’t know if there are enough games left for Miami to overcome the devastation of last night’s loss.

And by the way: Scottie Pippen! You-know-who wouldn’t settle for long jumpers down the stretch of every important game? Exactly.

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  1. Miguel Inocencio says:

    I still hav faith that the heat will win this series in game six( take a note of that ) …. and let as see who is thr greatest player ever to play basketball …Heat will win game three and four then the 5th will go to mavs and the last will go to HEAT 100 percent

    • sbfern says:

      one word….AMEN!!!!!! as a Lakers fan, GO DALLAS! MJ will always be the best EVER! Kobe second! Lebron crying cause he couldnt do it!

    • BLM73 says:

      Awesome Game Last Night, Go Mavs!!

      • Saroj says:

        Drew Gooden may be starting for the Dallas Mavericks this seaosn, unless he gets beat out by Erick Dampier.a0 I liked Drew, but that shot selection and erratic defensive focus were definitely annoying. [Pippen Ain’t Easy]

  2. yeah! i agree with you sbfern..MJ is the best! can you give us a ring lebro before you celebrate…hahahha
    Mavs will put this one on business! For heat fans Pray and pray for y our team! haha

    and for miguel sure you are that the heat will win at games 3&4 in dallas.?? huh.? are you LUSTRADAMUS.? hahaahha

  3. Russell says:

    The Miami Heat are whiners and also they try to deny when they are wrong. You and I know that Wades pose when he hit the 3 to put them up 15 in game two was celebrating he was signifying that it was the dagger in their coffin and Lebrons 3 punch combo to Wades chest section was signifying that it was the knockout punch. Tell Wade the world is a better place.

  4. jan clyde barnes says:

    these heat fans really talk alot..whew

    • BLM73 says:

      They only talk when the Heat win, when they lose they’re all up on eTrade buying stock in Kleenex, too busy to post here.

  5. HeatWave says:

    YEAHHH!! MAVS IN 5!!


  6. SPalin says:

    I still think Miami takes it in 6, but you can’t ignore the magnitude of that comeback. It was going to be 2-0. The series would have been practically over. But they woke up and rallied to a victory. We will see if this gets Dallas going.

  7. lakers fan says:

    go dallas! go team game, go hard work, go modesty!

    down with the arrogant heat and their vanity!

  8. awesomeman says:

    Dallas year

  9. Blazerman7 says:

    There is no way on earth that the Heat win in six games. If you are a Heat fan get real and hope to not lose in five.

  10. Thinking logically says:

    I agree that the Mavs will win in 5 or 6 (but not 7, if it goes to 7 games it’s Miami’s ring). But I hate Micah Hart and his “conventional wisdom”. It is one of the stupidest sports blogs ever made; he literally makes final-outcome decisions based on one blowout, a couple plays, one breakout game. He is almost always wrong about his predictions. He is, in fact, an idiot and hypocrite representative of the greater sports media’s idiocy and hypocrisy.

    Anyway, hopefully the Mavs can take this in 5 or 6.

  11. gurgur says:

    I come back a week later and this “wisdom” thing is still here XD
    This is just ridiculous
    Whoever wins on that night will be told to start planning the parade
    plus this writer is an obvious heat hater -_-
    so he shouldn’t be writtin for such a big blog on
    this is just ridiculous
    the whole series is still up for grabs can’t we all just sit back and watch in peace?