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The Miami Heat led the Oklahoma City Thunder through nearly three full quarters of the Game 1 of the NBA Finals but allowed the lead to slip away, fade and disappear.
by Berry Tramel Published: June 13, 2012
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OKC ‘DIMS HIS LIGHT'

The personal lives of most NBA superstars are public knowledge. Who they're dating. Where they're partying.

But Kevin Durant is different. His personal life is low-key.

“Sometimes it's where you're at,” the Heat's Wade said. “If he was in Los Angeles, Chicago, somewhere, it would be a little different. Being in Oklahoma kind of dims his light a little bit, not him on the basketball court but him off the court. There's not a lot of exciting things going on out there.

“That's not the cards I was dealt. Some players have that ability. Tim Duncan is like that. Watching the playoffs, I see Tim Duncan sitting on the bench before every game, two kids run up to him. I didn't know he had kids. I'm assuming they're his. They kind of look like him.

“But you don't know everything about guys because of certain places they are. Certain guys try to stay out of the limelight as much as possible. Different strokes for different folks.”

HASLEM CRITICAL OF WADE CRITICISM

Heat forward Udonis Haslem didn't like hearing criticism about Wade's Game 1 performance. Wade scored 19 points, ripped down four boards and had eight assists in Miami's loss to OKC.

“It's just Game 1,” Haslem said. “Like I said, I really don't have a problem with Dwyane's performance. He did enough. We just didn't do enough as a team.

“We're in the NBA Finals, man. I don't understand what people are talking about with Dwyane. We're in the NBA Finals. How bad can he be playing? We couldn't get here without him. Y'all lay off Dwyane. Y'all want to put some heat on somebody, put some heat on the Heat — the Miami Heat.”

by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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