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NBA Finals: What TV analysts, media personalities and fans were saying during Game 1

by Ryan Sharp Published: June 12, 2012

* Sports Illustrated NBA writer Chris Mannix via Twitter: “(Thabo) Sefolosha having a huge impact on this game defensively. First on Wade, now LeBron.”

* Van Gundy: “(Nick) Collison's efforts ... to keep the ball alive has really had a big impact in the second half.”

* CBS Sports writer Gregg Doyel via Twitter: “If a shot is more than 6 feet out, LeBron wants no part of it. Free throws included.”

* OU football player Brennan Clay via Twitter: “Durant is on FIREEEE!!! Oooweee!!!”

* ESPN reporter Holly Rowe via Twitter: “I LOVE (Durant). He has never disappointed me since I met him as a 17-year old. Huge heart, mad skills, unselfish yet dominant, rare combo.”

* Welker via Twitter: “So glad we have KD!”

* Andrew Perloff, aka ‘McLovin' from the Dan Patrick Show via Twitter: “Remember when leading at half was good? Now it's the kiss of death in the NBA.”

* Troy Aikman via Twitter: “Kevin Durant is clearly a great player but I love the way he plays the game ... sure makes it easy to root for him.”

* SI.com writer Jimmy Traina via Twitter: “All that's left to do tonight is see the ridiculous shirt Russell Westbrook wears to the postgame press conference.'

* ESPN personality Skip Bayless via Twitter: “That clinches it: Kevin Durant is definitely better than LeBron. Durant alone might be too much for the Heat. Tonight, he was just too good.”

by Ryan Sharp
Senior Assistant Sports Editor
Ryan Sharp is a lifelong Oklahoman but was born in Texas, something he doesn't share too often with his OU- and OSU-loyal friends. Ryan spent a good chunk of his early childhood in southeast Oklahoma, before moving to Shawnee, where he...
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