INDIANAPOLIS – The hot pink pants had LeBron James walking on the far side of the corridor, a camera lens closing fast and causing the NBA’s Most Valuable Player to distance himself in mock embarrassment. Dwyane Wade had brought South Beach to the heartland, a country club ensemble inspiring a most playful plea out of James.
“Don’t take a picture of me with that,” James declared on the way to a news conference with Wade. “I’m not walking with that.”
And then James stepped back into the middle of the hallway alongside Wade, step for step, and side by side into the Eastern Conference finals again. Only this time, they come in complete synchronicity, a dramatic and devastating elevation of this partnership unfolding to ultimately obliterate the Indiana Pacers. Once the Pacers prodded the Heat – even provoked them – there would come three consecutive 100-mile-per-hour fastballs to close out Indiana in the conference semifinal.
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