MIAMI – They were untangling themselves late in the fourth quarter, eyes staring into eyes, and the derisive words started to spit out of Kevin Garnett's mouth. LeBron James has heard it a hundred times and listened for a moment. Only now, his lips creased, his mouth stretched into a smile, and the NBA's Most Valuable Player began roaring with laughter.
"HAHAHAHA," James blurted, reducing Garnett to the kind of bluster that sounds hollow when you're on the wrong end of the scoreboard. One more devastating James drive to the basket on Boston, one more James trip to the free-throw line, and there was nothing that could come out of Garnett's notoriously nasty mouth to leave him with the last word – never mind the last laugh.
Near the end of the Miami Heat's 93-79 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, perhaps Garnett was delivering a message to the rest of the Celtics: Between now and Game 2 on Wednesday, get your mind around the fact that James, Dwyane Wade andRead More »from LeBron James laughs at Celtics' theatrics during Heat's dominance in Game 1