'The King' just left me slack-jawed...

Sunday, May 27, 2018

'The King' just left me slack-jawed...

...in a way that no NBA Game 7 has in almost half-a-century, the celebrated finals between the Knicks and the Lakers, the one where Captain Willis Reed limped out on the Madison Square Garden Court and sank his first two jumpers to lead his team to their first championship.

For his heroic and inspirational effort, Reed was named the Most Valuable Player for the series, but I watched the entire game, one in which Reed scored only those first four points while the Knicks' Alll-Star guard, Walt Frazier, scored 36 points, dished out 19 assists, and hassassed the Lakers non-pareil guard Jerry West, making several steals along the way.

Until tonight, it was the greatest individual Game 7 per­for­mance I'd ever seen.

All hail "King James!"

Super 8: LeBron James muscles his way back to the Finals

Unlike 1970 it wasn't for the NBA title, just the Eastern Conference title, but it was the same "win or go home" situation in a series in which the home team has "held service" throughout, with the Cavaliers doing so almost entirely on the broad shoulders of LeBron Raymone James.

(And yes, the Celtics took the floor of TD Garden without the services of their two best players, but still....)

James was superbly complete tonight! In a tight second half, LeBron...

It was a sensational display of his multi-faceted talents, and at 33 years of age, this can be no disputing that LeBron is the best player on the planet!


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