Sam Amick thinks the Heat have a chance at upsetting Denver in the NBA Finals

Jun 1, 2023, 8:31 AM | Updated: 8:31 am

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Game 1 of the NBA Finals is tonight!

The Athletic’s Sam Amick joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross on Thursday morning to preview this highly-anticipated series between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, discuss what a title would mean for Nikola Jokic’s legacy, and much more.

Plus: Can we expect to see Tyler Herro (hand) in this series?

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Topics Discussed

  • Is Denver the clear favorite in this series?
  • “I give [Miami] a chance, a legitimate one… I do think we’ll have some sort of a series here.”
  • Does Denver deserve more respect as a number-one seed that made the NBA Finals?
  • Sam thinks that Nikola Jokic deserves more respect from both fans and media
  • What would an impressive NBA Finals mean for Jokic’s legacy?
  • What would another NBA championship mean for Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra?
  • Is this series going to be as easy for Denver as many are predicting?
  • Sam says there is a strong chance that Heat guard Tyler Herro will return for Game 3
  • What is next for the Golden State Warriors following GM Bob Myers’ exit?
  • Will Jaylen Brown return to the Boston Celtics this season?

Listen to The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross from 6 – 10 a.m. PST, Monday through Friday, on Sactown Sports 1140.

Click here for full episodes of The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Thursday, June 22– 2023 NBA Draft
  • Friday, June 30– Free Agent negotiating period begins
  • Thursday, July 6– Free Agents can begin signing deals
  • Friday, July 7–Monday, July 17– NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  • August TBD– 2023-24 NBA regular season schedule release
  • September TBD– NBA training camps begin

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