Watching the NBA Finals Just to See LeBron James Lose

LeBron James of the Miami Heat looks on in game six of the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers during the 2014 NBA playoffs on May 30 in Miami Photograph by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA Finals, now under way, is remarkable in that it offers something for everyone: San Antonio Spurs fans cheer for a chance at redemption. Miami Heat fans hope for a chance to rub it in (again), though the two-time NBA champions got off to a rocky start in a sweltering game one that featured a malfunctioning air conditioning system at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

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