LeBron James may not have won a ring this year, but he can apparently go to Macy's and pretend like he did.
The morning after the Dallas Mavericks disposed of the Heatles, the Miami Herald ran a Macy's advertisement which included some congratulatory comments for the Heat, proclaimed them to be NBA champions and showed off some incredibly exclusive Heat championship gear. Andy Slater, a Miami radio host, was nice enough to post a picture of the ad on his Twitter account. Obviously, this was a goof on the parts of both the newspaper and Macy's and both parties apologized to Heat fans—or at least those that are continuing to call themselves Heat fans even though they lost.
This story would perfectly set me up to talk about how much of a choker LeBron was during these Finals when the microscope was completely on him and how he shriveled under the pressure whenever the fourth quarter arrived, but I've already been there and done that over the past week. Instead of focusing on the man that has won absolutely nothing throughout his career, more attention should be given to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. They proved that you need to be a true team in every sense of the word in order to win a championship. Role players stepped up, Dirk did his thing in the fourth quarter, they grabbed rebounds when they needed to and they won the right way. The Mavericks deserve to be called NBA champions and maybe Dirk can finally get the respect he truly deserves.
If you're looking for Mavericks championship gear, check out any department store not named Macy's.