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NBA Finals Game 7s rare treat

Teams go distance for just fifth time in Stern’s 30 years

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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:16 am

MIAMI Heroes are made, legacies are forged and hearts are broken in Game 7s of the NBA Finals. It’s a shame they don’t come around more often.

David Stern has spent 30 years as NBA commissioner, but saw just his fifth one Thursday night. The rareness of the one-game, winner-take-all scenario is what makes it special. That certainly wasn’t lost on Stern, who plans to retire in February and watched his last finals as commissioner.

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