The story is about LeBron James missing two free throws. James was scoreless the final four minutes of Game 2 vs. Indiana, and his free throws would have put the Heat up two late. It was fulfillment of the narrative everyone loves, the world's biggest ego failing in the world's biggest moments. But there's something else that needs to be noted.
Dwyane Wade? Also terrible late.
James was 0 of 2 in the final four minutes, but Wade was just 1 of 5, including a point blank layup against George Hil. James missed two key free throws late, Wade missed one. All this after Wade was lucky to remain in the game after clobbering Darren Collison on a flagrant foul from behind that may very well be upgraded to a flagrant two by the league.
There's going to be constant talk about Mario Chalmers taking the final shot instead of LeBron, about LeBron's missed free throws, but it needs to be noted that the Heat had two superstars on the floor Tuesday night and both of them threw in rotten eggs to help the Pacers tie the first-round series. It doesn't matter which one is Robin, which one is Batman, both got the back end of a bad joke Tuesday night.