KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In watching the NBA playoffs, I've come to the conclusion that the end is near for Lebron and his buddies with the Miami Heat. The Indiana Pacers made them look slow and old in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals.
You can chalk it up to being just one game, but I'm not buying that. The Pacers are too quick for the Heat.
Lebron kept staring down his teammates who couldn't defend. It was the Heat who came into this series well rested and they got blown out.
The Pacers were in total control from the opening tip, leading wire-to-wire. Remember, this is an Indiana team that barely survived Atlanta in round one.
It doesn't matter. Miami looked lost.
Pacers Coach Frank Vogel doesn't get enough credit. This guy pretty much flies under the coaching radar but you watch his team and you can tell they're well coached.
All five Indiana starters were in double figures. They share the ball, no big time super stars there. Guys like David West and Roy Hibbert, Paul George, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh did nothing in game one.
Lebron and D-Wade need help.
I'm telling you, this is it for the Heat. This series won't go past six games.
This is probably it for Lebron in Miami. He's got two rings. He'll never catch MJ or Kobe or Shaq-- not in Miami.
That little party in South Beach is over.
You might think I'm all wet in predicting the demise of the Heat.
I remind you of this.
In the last 30 years, game one winners have gone on to win playoff series, right at 80 percent of the time. That number is about to grow some more.
So, it looks like sayonara to all you Miami Heat fans.
That’s Jack’s Smack.