Another year, another NBA playoffs that flew by faster than a downhill freight train.
In the end, it was the San Antonio Spurs who exacted righteous revenge over the Miami Heat, dismantling the defending champs in five games. With five banners in 16 seasons, the Spurs solidified their place as a bona fide dynasty while endearing themselves to millions of fans with their poetically potent brand of basketball.
San Antonio may walk away with the lion’s share of accolades—and deservedly so.
But before the hype of this year’s draft has us mainlining mock drafts, before the swagger of summer league finds us stealing company time, let’s take a few minutes to recall the handful of brilliant performances that made the 2014 playoffs so memorable.
Because sometimes even first-round road kill (sorry, Charlotte Bobcats) can leave a nice piece of meat for a passing buzzard. I believe Confucius said that.