Jun 5, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs silver dancers perform during a timeout from the game against the Miami Heat in game one of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

FanSided Editors' Predictions of the 2014 NBA Finals

Some of the editors here at FanSided got together to make our predictions of the 2014 NBA Finals, and I’m happy to say only nine picked the Miami Heat, while 11 picked the San Antonio Spurs.

“We’re happy that it’s the Heat again. – Tim Duncan

As the editor of Air Alamo, how could I not have picked San Antonio?

All biases aside, I’m picking the Spurs in seven for one reason and one reason alone: Tim Duncan is not losing again.

From Sports Illustrated’s Point Forward:

After the Spurs outlasted the Thunder 112-107 in overtime in Game 6 on Saturday to win the Western Conference title, Duncan was asked about playing for the championship against the Heat for the second year in a row.

 “We have four more [games] to win,” the Spurs’ big man told TNT’s David Aldridge. “We’ll do it this time.”

Duncan told USA Today:

“We’re happy to be back here this year,” Duncan said. “We’re happy to have another opportunity at it. We’re happy that it’s the Heat again. We’ll be ready for them. We’ve got some experience, obviously, from last year against them. And we’ll go back and look at some film. … We’ve got that bad taste in our mouths still. Hopefully, we’ll be ready to take it this time.”

The Washington Post even got it on it:

“Everyone wants to get through a championship. Having won it before only turns that up even more,” said Duncan, who has no plans or desires to retire anytime soon. “All I’m focusing on is trying to get another one. Doesn’t matter if it’s four, five, two or one before. This is the only one that counts right now, and this is the only one that’s in my head right now.”

“Every time you see your superstar, the franchise being so unselfish, it makes you want to be like that, too,” Parker said. “Timmy is a great example for me. He was a model for me to follow. He’s been so good for so long, and I think a big key of our success is we never let our ego, me or Timmy or Manu, be ahead of the team.”

Here’s the complete table of the editors’ picks:

Editor
Respective Website
Who Wins?
Why?
Josh HaslamPurple and BluesSpurs in 5Ball will bounce SA’s way.
Matt CianfronePelican Debrief
Heat in 7
LeBron James.

Rami MichailThe Smoking Cuban
Spurs in 6
Tim won’t lose again.

Michael SaenzSir Charles in Charge
Heat in 6
D-Wade. #FreeBeasley
Chris Manning

Right Down Euclid
Heat in 6
LeBron James.
Nicholas Whalen
Behind the Buck Pass

Spurs in 7
SA won’t let it slip again.
Brian Boake
Raptors Rapture
Spurs in 7
Last year was lucky for MIA.
Aaron Somers
FanSided
Spurs in 3
Anti-LeBron.
Michael Dunlap
Hoops Habit
Heat in 6
Wade/LeBron.
Drew Corrigan
The Sixer Sense
Heat in 6
TP injury vs. LeBron.
Valerie Morales
Lake Show Life
Heat in 6
LeBron James.
Brad Rowland
ATL All Day
Spurs in 7
SA has a better team.
Cody Powers
Purple and Blues
Spurs in 7
SA is on a mission.
Bill Simpson
Air Alamo
Spurs in 7
Timmy is not losing.
Mike Catalino
Nugg Love
Spurs in 6
Spurs get their revenge!
Adam Best
CEO of FanSided
Heat in 6
TP injury vs. Wade/LBJ
Scott Davis
Buckets o. Broadway
Heat in 6
Spurs health/age
Jacob Rude
FanSidedSpurs in 6
Ray Allen won’t be left open.
David MacKay
Rip City Project
Spurs in 7
GINOBILI!!!!!!!
Ronald AgersPippen Ain’t EasyHeat in 6LBJ, Wade, overall game plan.

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