Saturday, June 02, 2007
The Crowning Of King James
After discussing the wild and wacky -- and not in a good way -- recent events in baseball, it seemed fitting to offer up a post celebrating something that was truly magical. Of course, I wasn't watching at the time.
LeBron James scored 48 points -- including his team's final 25 points -- in a breathtaking performance that gave Cleveland a road win in Detroit, and has them one win away from a trip to the NBA Finals.
It's a game that will be talked about forever.
Of course, I missed it.
In all fairness, I'm not really an NBA fan. I do like to catch some occasional playoff games, but that's about it. Plus, these days, with two young kids in the house, I'm either too busy trying to keep up with them, or the TV's have Disney Channel, Jack's Big Music Show, or some DVD playing about 96% of the time.
Sure, I could go to a different room and watch games in there, but by the time these playoff games get to halftime, I'm having a hard time keeping my eyes open. Waking up at 3:15am everyday will do that to you.
But, after James' performance, I might just have to pay more attention to anytime I have a chance to watch him play. We all knew he was a tremendous player, but his performance in Game 5 has placed him on a higher level. Plus, he's only 22. Imagine if he ever gets halfway decent players around him on the Cavaliers.
LeBron "King" James has now taking his rightful seat on his throne.
I'm not planning on missing his next performance tonight.