LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, as you'd expect, lead the highlight reel from the Miami Heat's Game 1 win over the Dallas Mavericks to open up the 2011 NBA Finals. Wade and James have made a habit of making huge three-pointers in clutch situations in these playoffs, and Game 1 was no exception, with Wade's block of Shawn Marion and dagger-y three with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter providing particular glee for the home crowd.
LeBron was also a highlight for the announcers; a quick study by research firm Joyce Julius and Associates found that ABC's TV crew of Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, Jeff Van Gundy and Doris Burke mentioned James 99 times during the broadcast. Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was mentioned 98 times, and Wade 93 times. Chris Bosh was mentioned just one fewer time (71) than Dallas' No. 2 and No. 3 players -- Jason Kidd (34) and Shawn Marion (38) -- combined.