The torment could have been the Heat's if not for a Chris Bosh rebound a Ray Allen 3-pointer and a finishing kick in overtime.

Instead with the Heat's Game 6 victory in the NBA Finals the torment belongs to San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich the Heat left with a third Larry O'Brien trophy.

How much does that Game 6 moment still resonate?

In an interview with the San Antonio Express News Popovich said not even his offseason boxing workouts have eased the blow.

"Nothing" he said "is a release."

The disappointment was so profound the ensuing Game 7 loss at AmericanAirlines Arena still doesn't register.

"Was there one?" he is quoted in the piece.