Commentary

First and ten questions

Updated: May 27, 2011, 10:20 AM ET
By First Take staff | ESPN.com

FIRST DOWN

1. Despite trailing by 12 points with only 3:03 remaining, the Heat finished the game on an 18-3 run and defeated the Bulls to advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in franchise history. Who is most responsible for the Heat comeback?

2. LeBron James shot 3-for-3 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, over the final 2:06 of Miami's win. Has James officially turned the corner to being clutch?

3. Derrick Rose scored 25 points on 9-of-29 shooting from the field in the Bulls' Game 5 loss to the Heat. How much criticism does Derrick Rose deserve for the Bulls losing to the Heat?

SECOND DOWN

4. Former Ohio State wide receiver Ray Small told the school's student newspaper that he sold Big Ten championship rings and other memorabilia for cash and got special car deals as an athlete from 2006-10. The Lantern reports that Small said "everyone was doing it" on the team. With these latest allegations, should Jim Tressel be fired?

THIRD DOWN

5. The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee upheld the findings of NCAA violations and associated penalties for the University of Southern California. The findings in this case include a lack of institutional control, impermissible inducements, extra benefits and exceeding coaching staff limits. Based on this, how hard should the NCAA come down on Ohio State?

6. Who needs to win a title more, Dirk Nowitzki or LeBron James?

7. Who will win the NBA Championship, Mavericks or Heat?

FOURTH DOWN

8. On "Mike & Mike in the Morning," Scottie Pippen said that Michael Jordan was the greatest scorer ever, but LeBron James might be the greatest player ever. Do you agree or disagree with Pippen?

9. The San Francisco Giants have suffered a serious blow with a likely season-ending injury to Buster Posey. The star catcher was placed on the disabled list after suffering a fractured bone in his lower left leg. Should the MLB change the rules to protect catchers in plays like these?

10. Grade this years NBA playoffs.