September 25, 2022 | 1:12 pm
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The Baseline NBA Finals Preview Miami Heat vs L.A. Lakers

After a literal year of games, delays, drama and a pandemic, the NBA Finals are upon us. The bubble was met with skepticism but has worked with only minor hiccups. Now, the stage is set to crown a champion. The Baseline NBA podcast has been there every step of the way and we are excited to discuss what is an unexpected NBA Finals in the most unusual season ever.

On this week’s show, we preview the Miami Heat vs L.A. Lakers and we bring in two guests who know their respective teams intimately. Brady Hawk from Five Reasons Sports joins us to give the Heat perspective and Alen Ramic from Lakerside Chat delivers the goods for L.A. With their help we dive in on a compelling series to discuss:

Miami’s path to The Finals

  • 12-3 record taking out the Pacers, Bucks and Celtics
  • Have the Heat overachieved
  • The team embracing the coach’s identity
  • Chemistry 1-15

L.A.s path to The Finals

The Crossover

  • Alen explains his respect for the other side including love for Goran Dragic, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo
  • Brady shows props to the Lakers because of their size, basketball IQ and of course LeBron James


  • Neither team has had complaints about their coaching throughout the season
  • Is Erik Spoelstra the best coach in the NBA?
  • Do Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd get enough credit for the job they’ve done?



  • Alen stays true to the purple and gold
  • Brady expects an upset
  • Warren and Cal disagree on the end results

It’s a fun and informative NBA Finals preview full of hot takes and facts. Tune in

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