Running with the NBA Finals

The thought of LeBron James putting his own stamp on the NBA Finals left Bill Simmons no choice -- he had to do a running diary of Game 1.

Updated: June 8, 2007, 3:26 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

MJ won his first NBA Finals.

So did Magic and Larry.

So did Russell and Kareem.

So did Darko.

Could LeBron add his name to that illustrious list with the 2007 Finals? The question was so damned intriguing, I decided to keep an impromptu running diary of Game 1 in San Antonio. Here's what transpired:

6:00 p.m. (PT): Very cool opening montage by ABC featuring a variety of great plays, memorable moments and calls from the Finals over the years. That was cool. I have ...

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