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Spurs-Heat Game 2 Sees 14% Overnight Drop, But Still Enough For Primetime Win
Published June 10, 2013
IT'S A SMALL WORLD: In Ft. Lauderdale, Doreen Hemlock notes the '13 Finals "are the most global ever," as 10 players on the two participating teams "come from outside the continental United States." That has resulted in more than 310 members of the int'l media "covering the event" this year. The Heat's Facebook followers "show that global reach" as more than half of the team's 8.1 million Facebook friends -- "nearly 4.5 million -- come from outside the U.S." The largest overseas group "hails from the Philippines" (South Florida SUN-SENTINEL, 6/10).
A MOMENT OF ZEN? In N.Y., Bob Raissman pondered the possibility of ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy returning to coaching next season and asked, "Where does ESPN brass go to replace him?" There is "only one guy who brings the total package -- buzz, ultimate credibility and respect, fearlessness, and an impeccable resume of success -- Phil Jackson." Would his "ZenNess even want to become the NBA's premiere TV analyst?" Raissman: "Can't answer that question" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 6/9).