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ESPN's Heat-Bulls Game 3 Tops Overnight Ratings For Weekend NBA Playoff Games
Published May 13, 2013
THE HEAT IS ON: N.Y. Daily News columnist Mike Lupica said the Heat are like the Yankees in that they are not "just the team to beat, they’re the team to watch." Lupica: "They don’t just have the biggest star in LeBron, they’re also the star team." The Bulls trail the Heat 2-1 in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series heading into tonight's Game 4 and they "can still win this series,” but a Bulls series victory “would only hurt their sport because basketball is a lot more interesting when LeBron and friends are playing" ("The Sports Reporters,” ESPN, 5/12).
JACK OF ALL TRADES: SI.com's Richard Deitsch wrote if this is the "end of the broadcasting road" for ESPN Radio NBA analyst and Basketball HOFer Jack Ramsay, who on Thursday announced his career is likely over, his "mark on listeners won't soon be forgotten." He partnered with the late Jim Durham on ESPN Radio to "create one of the NBA's legendary soundtracks." ESPN's Mike Breen said of Ramsay and Durham, "They were such a pair, on and off the air. I think this was a really hard year for Jack." He added, "To hear that he had actually had to give up the games, I knew something was wrong. For any of us who know him, it is upsetting. I know how much he loves the game. At 88 years old, he still gets fired up before games" (SI.com, 5/12).