Notice the emphasis on 'amazing' by NBA.com.
Keep in mind this is the 71st season of the NBA.
Amazing also has the '118', death connection.
As for teams in the playoffs, the 'Celtics' have the '71' and '118' connections.
Celtics = 71/118
The woman who passed, was named Annie Mae Smith.
Negro = 59; Slave = 59; Blues = 59; Jigaboo = 59; Rasta = 59
*Kill = 59 (Jewish)
His 'mother' was 79-years-old.
Recall how 79 connects to '22', and that '22' represents 'basketball'.
Today is 1-month and 18-days after Kenny Smith's 52nd birthday.
Notice Kenny Smith was born March 8, or 3/8, in Jamaica, NYC, NY.
Jamaica = 38
Africa = 38
Death = 38
Last point, his mother's name also connects to 'Championship'.
Super Bowl = 131; Fifty-Seven = 131; NBA Finals = 57
She has died 36-days before the start of the NBA Finals, or a span of 37-days.
When you sum 1 through 36, it totals 666. The NBA Finals = 666
When Kenny Smith was a player, he spent the most time with the Houston Rocktes: