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Miami Heat top 10 plays of the 2013 season (VIDEO)

Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

We all knew what would be coming in at No. 1 on this compilation the folks at the NBA put together of the Miami Heat’s top plays of the 2013 season.

But there were at least a few that had slipped my mind here given all that transpired.

I only have two issues with this clip. The block on Splitter? That should have been higher than sixth. It’s the only play in the entire video that still evokes a visceral reaction, even after seeing it so many times.

And while Ray Allen‘s three to send Game 6 of the Finals to overtime was sure to top the list, it would have been great to see his reaction as he headed to the huddle telling the courtside folks what they could do with those ropes they had ready for the trophy presentation in case the Spurs held on to win the championship that night.

  1. casualcommenter - Aug 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    The LeBron block on Splitter was a great play in and of itself – it was a completely “pure” block, with LeBron getting all ball and completely rejecting Splitter’s point-blank dunk attempt.

    However, it came at a point in the game in which the Spurs were already getting blown out, so while the play was great, it came in basically “garbage time.”

    If the play had occurred in a close game or in overtime, then it would move up higher on the list.

    • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

      anyone with hops could have blocked splitter. he exposed the ball, and his movements were predictable.

    • trueballs - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      I’m a LeBron fan and I couldn’t agree more. Incredible block, but it meant nothing in context. His block on Duncan (game 6 I think) was huge.

    • antistratfordian - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      “However, it came at a point in the game in which the Spurs were already getting blown out…”
      “Incredible block, but it meant nothing in context.”

      No. Both of you are forgetting the complete context of the block. The Heat lost Game 1, so Game 2 was a must win. If Splitter scores there it’s a 17 point game with 8:20 to go. That is not an insurmountable lead. Please recall Game 2 of the 2011 Finals with Miami up 15 points with 7:15 remaining. Dallas won that game.

      So the Splitter block and resulting accoutrements is what effectively ended the game for good on every level, eliminating any remaining doubt and sealing that Game 2 win. The Heat would go on an almost instant 8-0 run (5 pts from LeBron) being fueled by the energy from the monstrous block – earning themselves a 27 point cushion. Game over.

      You can say that this one play completely restored Heat confidence in the series… from the fans to the players.

    • traviscooper2323 - Aug 19, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Forget the splitter block, well don’t forget the splitter block, but I look more at that great steal by wade and behind the back to rio then to cole for the alley to LJ with a monster finish over the ex maverick talkin all that stuff! I remember that play when it happened, it sent me through the roof lol. Also Ray mothfckn Allen comin through when we needed it the most, don’t forget bosh with the ribby.

  2. money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    it’s highly likely kobe doesn’t like to see anyone else’ team win, but one reason kobe may be satisfied the heat won, he still has more rings than any player in that series. kobe reigns this generation.

    • onlyavoice - Aug 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      Kobe Is Done. Get Off His Balls.
      He Hasn’t Done Anything In The Last 3 Seasons.
      I Enjoyed Watching Him & Say Thanks For The Memories.
      No Contending Team Fears Kobe Or The Lakers

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

        a generation is longer than 3 yrs.

  3. money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    both my comments may sound like i’m before the hate comes in, let me say this, congratulations heat on a fantastic year. game 6’s victory in particular was quite amazing. the feat of overcoming for sure loss with 20 something seconds left is something i can’t forget. the way the camera panned in on lebron when everyone in the world thought their season was over, and even lebron thought so too. i like how he was able to make key plays in the end and hit a huge 3. this team was able to overcome a hobbled wade, that’s the heart of a champion. they earned it.

    • legend30 - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      Doesn’t change the fact that you’re still a hater.

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 2:15 PM

        let me say this guys…i probably shouldn’t have crashed this heat celebration with a kobe remark. i understand. so for that, i say bad move on my part. my comments may appear as if i’m a hater but let me clear this up.

        i am not a hater by definition. that sorta insinuates i dislike anything miami heat related. false…
        what IS true is that i hate that singular play that gets blown way outta proportion. that you can say i HATE on. but to say im a HATER is pushing it because that implies i have many hates or dislike the heat or lebron or etc etc.

        lebron is great. i have never viewed myself as a hater so i’d appreciate if that tag doesn’t get applied to me. i commend lebron becuz he deserves it. i commend wade who i tried to buy his jersey of when jerseys were hot. i commend the heat. my teams have rivals..but i can’t even say i hate them. i judge instances as they come. like that block by lebron. im sry, i jus dont get the same giddiness other ppl get from it. lebron’s dunk over duncan..remember that some yrs ago? i get giddy over that. i may hate some things, but never have i ever been a hater.

        sry for the PSA , but i had to say this. please let this b the last day ive been called a hater.

      • legend30 - Aug 18, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        You’re still a hater. Remember what you said? “but one reason kobe may be satisfied the heat won, he still has more rings than any player in that series. kobe reigns this generation.”

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        am i kobe ? am i a 5 time champion ?

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

        i find it funny u still want to define me as hater given what i just explained. almost as if you just throw around that term loosely.

      • legend30 - Aug 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        No. You’re a hater. And will always be a hater.

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:47 PM

        hahaha ok. what am i hating on ?

      • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        …take your time

      • legend30 - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:24 PM

        Hahah I’m messing with you.

  4. brutl - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Beat me to it.
    Both those comments were you hating. I’m guessing you realized it that’s where this post came from.

  5. trueballs - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    How has PBT still not found a way to MAKE THESE VIDEOS WORK ON ANY MOBILE DEVICE?!?!? what is the hold up?

    • trueballs - Aug 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      *on the app

  6. onlyavoice - Aug 18, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Ray Allens Back Step 3 Point Shot Was BAD TO THE BONE.

  7. jhuck92 - Aug 18, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    For what it’s worth, I think PBT should show the top plays of all the teams leading up to opening night. The guys over at PHT and PST are doing similar things leading up to their respective seasons.

  8. 1972wasalongtimeago - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    This is Heat Fan Porn

  9. antistratfordian - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    LeBron’s Game 7 dagger is not in the Top 10? Blasphemy!

    The Top 3 plays should’ve been:

    • Ray Allen Three
    • LeBron Game 7 clincher
    • LeBron Game 1 winner vs Pacers

    I refuse to fake the funk on a nasty dunk, so I’m not hating on the plays at #3 and #2. But those were regular season entries and nothing beats winning plays in the latest stages of the playoffs.

    • money2long - Aug 18, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      uh oh .. you’re going to be called a “hater” now for not liking those plays

  10. dezglobal - Aug 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Ray Ray…. Biggest shot of his career. #money

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