Upon Further Review: LeBron James, Chris Bosh Won The Week

Jun 21, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) hugs power forward Chris Bosh (1)a after winning the 2012 NBA championship at the American Airlines Arena. Miami won 121-106. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

LeBron James and Chris Bosh had a great week, Tiger Woods did not, and more from around the SB Nation network.

The NBA Finals are over, the U.S. Open is in the books and the slow season is upon us. Before looking forward, though, it's time to take a look back at the week that was. From the Miami Heat's title to Tiger Woods' collapse, there's a bit of everything in this week's SB Nation longreads.

The Starting Five

Haters to the left! Chris Bosh's emasculators are extinct after the Heat's championship run.

In his own words, it's about damn time. LeBron James is an NBA champion and The Decision Era is over.

We're all looking to get filthy rich, right? Spencer Hall is here to help. Follow his college football gambling tips and stacks of money await you.

The idea to follow Tiger Woods inside the ropes throughout the U.S. Open started off in the best way possible. Unfortunately, it quickly spiraled from good to bad to the worst.

The NHL held its awards show this past week. It's time to put the thing out to pasture, though. It just isn't working.

The Sixth Man

The new short tracks in NASCAR are road courses, writes Jeff Gluck.


A very nice look at the effect of college experience on NBA production.

Our Lakers crew discusses and debates which player should be the next to have their number retired.

A common discussion from around the NBA about how far "X" team has to go to catch the Thunder or Heat.

You're not going to fix flopping in the NBA with rules.


How Giants fans are handling -- and should handle -- the struggles of Tim Lincecum.

Bryce Harper stared down many of his boyhood idols when the Nationals played the Yankees last weekend.

The Rangers are in first place in the AL West, but they've got a bit of a problem with Michael Young.


An exclusive interview with Rampage Jackson

Not necessarily a long read, but a crazy video: Referee knocks out cornerman after contested stoppage.

Fedor Emelianenko and the long, complicated history of a simple man.


Jonny Steele may have the best name in MLS, but RSL Soapbox notes that he's turning heads because of his penchant for scoring late goals.

The diamond midfield may be what seemingly every MLS fans longs to see, but Sounder at Heart explains that it's not all it's cracked up to be.


Joplin is rebuilding, thanks to some help from professional sports teams.

A look at a few Percy Harvin trade scenarios.

College Football

Playoffs are on the way! But keep in mind, it won't be smooth sailing from here.

ROLL TIDE! Watch the latest Shutdown Fullback.


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