Just finished watching Game 5 of the Cavaliers vs. Pistons game... LeBron James is greatness personified - a basketball god born to shatter records and change the very face of the game. He scored 48 points in the game, and his team's LAST 25 POINTS. He also made the game-winning shot. It was a classic playoff thriller, truly basketball at its very best. Add to that the fact that the Cavs were down 2-0 before LeBron rose up from the ashes and willed the Cavs to win three straight. It was breathtaking to see him make those monstrous feats possible. Shot after shot, dunk after dunk, LeBron James let his intensity sustain him, his infallible determination push his team to victory. Oblivious to the raucous crowd of twenty thousand at the Palace of Auburn Hills, LeBron came out to prove his worth and make believers out of his critics. Indeed, a legend was born at the Palace today.
I would like to see a playoff duel between my all-time favorite team, the Spurs, and the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. That matchup could infuse excitement and intriguing storylines to the Finals. Of course, I'm still rooting for my team the Spurs, and cheer on the legendary Tim Duncan, but I would love to see an underdog team like the Cavs fight tooth and nail against my mighty Spurs.
I live and breathe basketball these days. That is my way of relishing each moment of these fast-flying last two weeks of vacation. Yesterday, I went to Ritz's house with highschool friends and little brothers to play basketball - yes, one whole day of pure unrestrained on-court action. The day commenced when our bodies surrendered and our thumbs started itching for a few hours of action on the console with NBA 2K7. Yes, that is how much we are obsessed with basketball. And I don't think I will get tired of it, ever.