After the Miami Heat's embarrassing Game 3 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, I decided to get Ethan Sherwood Strauss on the Skype line to discuss where the series currently sits and how we view the players heavily involved right now. Is LeBron James thinking the game too much or are we thinking about his psyche too much? Is Dwyane Wade still a viable option for the Heat or do they need to limit his minutes and maximize the floor space by putting shooters around LeBron James? At what point do the Heat become underdogs during this series?
We also discuss how the game is different now and why that makes the historical context of this series and what's going on a lot harder to determine. Does it matter how the legends of the past would react to this situation? Was it easier to react to situations in the '80's and '90's or does less physicality outweigh the mental fatigue that goes on?
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