Spurs left to regroup after Game 6
MIAMI -- The yellow rope to provide a sanctuary for the NBA champions in the midst of the arena was in place, ringing the court near the feet of the ticket holders in the most expensive seats. The orange armbands that would allow reporters inside that yellow rope had been dispensed. A league official had all the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player ballots in his hands and was busy tallying the media's votes.
They were all the accoutrements of success, the logistical necessities ...
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