The Greatest Show on NBA Earth had a date in Miami on Sunday. And no, we don’t mean the basketball team from Los Angeles.
P.T. Barnum couldn’t find a tent big enough to cover the Lakers and their following. But if audiences ever tire of Kobe Bryant breathing fire or Dwight Howard Sr. advising the coach to swallow a few swords, they might notice something else is happening.
LeBron James. Guy’s pretty good.
So are the Heat. It’s just that after two years of being the NBA’s most scrutinized team, they are happy to let the Lakers roast in the spotlight.
About the only suspense in Miami these days is whether James will miss a shot. He made 12 of 18 while scoring 32 points in Sunday’s 107-97 win.
It was James’ fifth straight game with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting. That tied an NBA record held by Moses Malone and Adrian Dantley.
“Any time I can be linked with NBA history as far as stats, it’s very humbling,” James said afterwards.