Of all NBA teams, only Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder fail to come up with an "s" for the cheerleaders.
For the first time in history of the NBA, neither team in the Finals is giving us a letter called 's' to conjure on the front of their jerseys.
Yes, the word "significant" begins with 's' while NBA "Finals" ends with one.
The last time we saw a big "S" on the chest of a mighty superhero of the NBA he was playing for the Magic, going by the name of Dwight Howard.
How important is it that there is not a single 's' to be found in the names of the East and West Conference finalists? This could be a first. And, it happens in the final year of the Mayan calendar!
Nearly every team ends with the sibilant consonant, but certainly you can find that letter between "r" and "t" somewhere in the team's name.
Give us an "S" indeed: not from the Heat or the Thunder. We couldn't even find your standard Big 'S' (or small) in Miami or Oklahoma City.
Hard as we looked, we could not find 's' in the names of Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. There is barely a single one hanging on at the end of LeBron James.
However, the tipping point is in Russell Westbrook. Those who believe in foreshadows can find the double 's' one of the most fearsome factors in the series. Russell overwhelms the scales with a three 's' name.
For those who feel this discussion is half 's' at best, we can only offer the good news that broadcasters from ESPN to ABC Network will not be sounding like snakes on a hissy fit.
Like reindeer and bison, the Heat and Thunder are singular and plural all at once.