Wednesday, June 21, 2006
NBA Champion: Miami Heat
(via Miami Herald)
Let's Go Heat! (As a Heat fan, I go back to the Rony Seikaly/Glenn Rice days)
It is odd that the definition of Champion doesn't mention winning until the 4th entry:
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin campion-, campio, of West Germanic origin; akin to Old English cempa warrior
1 : WARRIOR, FIGHTER
2 : a militant advocate or defender
3 : one that does battle for another's rights or honor
4 : a winner of first prize or first place in competition; also : one who shows marked superiority
Just to spark debate, would you say that they are World Champions?
I would say yes. They are the best in the world at NBA-style basketball (see entry 10 under the definition of world).
I'd love to watch any national team try to defend an NBA team without getting a defensive 3-second call.