“By the time his career his over, he may pass Michael Jordan”. That’s what a friend of mine said to me the other day about Lebron James. I didn’t think too much about it. I usually quickly laugh off these things. Maybe I am biased, and would refuse anyone even coming close to Michael’s greatness, but once Lebron wins 6 rings, then I’ll take some serious consideration as to where he’ll be ranked among the greats. Let’s not take anything away from LJ23. The MJ comparisons are unfair right now, so let’s talk about the incredible game last night in Cleveland.
First of all, I have to say this is been the best NBA playoffs I have seen in a while. So much drama, and every series has been awesome thus far. Some have even just been unreal (Namely, the Bulls-Celtics overtime fiasco). I think it’s fair to say that the conference finals have been great to watch so far too. It’s quite clear that these are the four best teams left in the league, and they made it this far deservedly.
When I was watching the game last night, I was thinking to myself that Cleveland has finally restored order in this series and put Orlando in their place. I never for a second thought that Orlando could come back from the huge hole they had dug themselves in; especially in the playoffs where it’s that much harder to pull a comeback. Lo and behold, they had cut the deficit to three, and the Turkish Michael Jordan, tied the game with a three. After that, he hit what we all thought was the game winning jumper with 1 second left. At that point, I was in somewhat of a shock that Orlando was going back home with a 2-0 series lead.
As I was getting up off the couch to turn off the TV, I decided to just stand up and watch the final attempt by the Cavs to try to salvage something from this mess that they were in. I was following all the screens and waiting to see how Lebron could get open, and as soon as they inbounded the ball into his hands; you could sense something special was going to happen. King James rose majestically over Hedo to nail the game winning three pointer. A shot that totally changes the series, and gives us more of a chance to see an epic final between Kobe and Lebron.
Just a crazy sequence to end the game (Don’t mind the biased video author):
Check out how humble The King is after he hits the shot, interview at 2:00 :