Well that was a hell of a contest. I had just read an article on ESPN Page 2 by the Sports Guy on how today's NBA can't compare to the NBA of the 80s, save for the Kings and Mavs, and boy he was right. I live on the East Coast, and it was about 12:20 before the game was over, but I stayed up, glued to a fabulous game. And Bobby Jackson...serious serious balls. The three to tie the game would have given any sane coach a heart attack.
ESPN ran its annual ranking of the top pro franchises in each of the 3 major leagues: MLB, NBA and NFL (no NHL because... well, you know why). Rankings were based on a number of fan criteria, including fan relations, ownership, price, etc.