No team has ever been able to win a finals series after being down 3-1 and this stat is something that the Heat have been reminded of numerous times as they prepare for game 5 in San Antonio. But if you’re thinking Lebron James and the Heat are intimidated the historical context, think again.
“Why not us? History is broken all the time,” James said Saturday after the Heat practiced. “And obviously we know we’re against the greatest of odds. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, but there was a point where no team came back from a 2-0. There was a point where no team came back from a 3-0. There was a point where no team came back from a 3-1 or 3-0 deficit in the ALCS, and then the Red Sox did it against the Yankees.
“So history is made to be broken, and why not me be a part of it? That would be great. That would be a great storyline, right? But we’ll see what happens. I’ve got to live in the moment, though, before we even get to that point.”
Miami certainly has a daunting task on their hands if they want complete a three-peat and with the way the Spurs have manhandled them it almost seems impossible, but this is the attitude the Heat have to have going into tonight’s game.
If anyone has even a glimmer of hope of pulling off what’s deemed the impossible it’s this Heat team.