San Antonio Spurs Win NBA Finals, Hollywood Reacts
The San Antonio Spurs are the NBA champions again.
The Tim Duncan-led team crushed the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the Finals on Sunday night, 104-87, to win the best-of-seven series four games to one. Kawhi Leonard, 22, was named the MVP and became the youngest winner since 1999, when Duncan won the honor.
It’s a reverse of last year’s NBA Finals, in which the Heat beat the Spurs in Game 7 to take their second straight championship. This marks the Spurs' fifth championship overall.
Sunday night's game, which aired live on ABC from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, was so ho-hum that it spurred comments from many in Hollywood on Twitter:
The whole Jordan v Lebron argument just got ridiculous. Jordan never, ever let this happen to his team in a Finals. #NBAFinals— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) June 16, 2014
This feels like the least exciting #NBAFinals ever. Like the polar opposite of the hockey this year. -J— Go Fug Yourself (@fuggirls) June 16, 2014
That was a flop. And Wade deserves it. Bush league, on all counts. #NBAFinals— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) June 16, 2014
FORGIVE ME, BUT I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS. TEAM BASKETBALL AND GUTS DESTROYED MENTALLY WEAK TALENT.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 16, 2014
LeBron James is 2-3 in Finals. Dallas meltdown. Saved by Ray in Game 6. Faded in Games 3/4/5 this year. Not exactly Jordanesque.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 16, 2014
Thank you, LeBron, for going so weirdly passive in the second and third quarters when your team needed you most.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 16, 2014
Other comments included:
Championship performance. You can't deserve it any more than these #Spurs do.— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) June 16, 2014
If the Spurs won this series in Miami & I was there I would run around the arena in a JockStrap & sing "Knocking on Heavens Door" #NBA— Michael Rapaport (@MichaelRapaport) June 16, 2014
Congrats to the San Antonio Spurs! Great team, great coach, classy organization. And sorry Sir Charles, but ... http://t.co/tKq98RGOWH— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) June 16, 2014
Spurs were awesome in victory. Heat very classy in defeat.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) June 16, 2014
Congrats to dem SPURS. GREAT TEAMWORK— Shaquille O'Neal (@SHAQ) June 16, 2014
Congrats to the @spurs you deserve it— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) June 16, 2014
Debbie Emery contributed to this report.