The 2014 NBA Finals ended on Sunday night when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 104-87 to take Game 5 and close the series. The Spurs, who were just seconds away from winning a championship in Game 6 during the 2013 Finals, played lights out this series and got the job done this time around.
Among those watching the Spurs win a ring were a number of Eagles players, who are undoubtedly big fans of basketball. Here's how they reacted to the game:
kawhi Leonard gonna be #power on the next 2k— Jaylen Watkins (@jwat14) June 16, 2014
There's no doubt that Leonard balled out and deserved to win the Finals MVP award. Crazy to think he's only 22.
Aight... These refs got on their spurs championship shirts under the stripes— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) June 16, 2014
I'm witchu Lebron pic.twitter.com/llY0aafDa4— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) June 16, 2014
Sheesh...— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) June 16, 2014
Boykin, who's a Heat fan, sure wasn't happy with how this series played out.
Looks live average joe's gym wins the series against globogym— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) June 16, 2014
Lane's sentiment is funny... but I wouldn't call the Spurs underdogs by any stretch.
I don't even know what the heat are supposed to do. The spurs are just playing too well #NBAFinals— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) June 16, 2014
TEAM over talent....always— Chris Maragos (@ChrisMaragos) June 16, 2014
The Spurs are pretty talented so I wouldn't say this is an either-or situation, but to Maragos' point the Eagles seem like they're emphasizing a culture of chemistry and teamwork based on the players they've brought in (and removed).
Lol half the nation, I mean "heat fans" are sick !— Will Shaw (@wshaw_9) June 16, 2014
Former Eagles TE Will Shaw was ripping on the Heat all night long.
Gotta feel happy for Duncan— Nolan Carroll (@CarrollCity) June 16, 2014
Can't disagree with Carroll here. I'm no Spurs fan by any stretch but Tim Duncan is my favorite player in the NBA. Pretty great to see such a hard-working and talented player win his fifth title. Duncan doesn't always get the credit he's due but the accomplishments here don't lie:
DO NOT SLEEP on Tim Duncan, when talking about the all-time greats. pic.twitter.com/FMi0WMsZl0— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) June 16, 2014
Bennie Logan wrapped things up with the best tweet of the night:
Bring on the football season now #FlyEaglesFly— Bennie .C. Logan (@da_king_son18) June 16, 2014
Only 12 more weeks to go...