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The Rejuvenation of a City

Posted on: May 23, 2009 4:51 pm

The Rejuvenation of a City.  That is what the newest; “The Shot” should be called.  There is no need to piggyback off of Jordan’s amazing shot over Ehlo, or Fishers shot with .4 seconds left.  This is all about LeBron, the Cavaliers, and the city of Cleveland.

After Hedo Turkoglu put the Magic up by 2 with only 1 second left on the clock, memories rushed through my head and through the head of all long time Cleveland sport fans.  Did we really just witness another devastating loss?  Not only did we have the game in hand with a 23 point lead, but we have our strongest lineup ever.  Yes, even better than the lineup which featured Daugherty, Price, Harper, etc…

When Hedo made that shot and they showed the little boy with his hands on his head ,all I could think about was being his age and doing the exact same thing when “The Blown Save” happened.  Actually I sat there in the same pose as that little boy, just astonished, I didn’t know what to do with myself.  Ah, yes, but I forgot about one thing, one person I should say…LeBron James. 

LeBron knows the history of Cleveland sport teams; he doesn’t want to be known as part of, “The Lead That Got Away”.  It was LeBron time; we weren’t sure what play was going to be called, but there was one thing we all knew for sure, LeBron was going to get the ball.  He goes into Hedo’s body trying to go in for the lob but Hedo wasn’t going to let that happen.  You could see every Cavs fan’s eyes get bigger.  LeBron bounces back towards the three point line, Mo sees him and lets the pass go, LeBron catches it, turns and fires from 23 feet…the ball stayed in the air for a minute, a day, a year even, that is what it felt like for Cleveland fans all over the world.  It hit the back of the rim and went in!!!!!!!!!! Pandemonium ERUPTS!!!!!!!!

There was not going to be a letdown by a team led by LeBron James, he wasn’t going to let history repeat itself.  “The Rejuvenation of a City” just happened, it isn’t catchy, it sure isn’t quick to say, but it is exactly what happened last night when LeBron made the shot. 


Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: May 25, 2009 6:00 pm

The Rejuvenation of a City

There were signs of the LeBron show in game 3 versus Atlanta.  Williams, West & Ilgauskus couldn't hit a shot, so LeBron took over.  It worked against Atlanta, and thanks to LeBrons miracle shot, worked against Orlando.  Unfortunately, Williams, West, and Ilgauskus still aren't hitting but 1/3 of their shots, and LeBron won't be able to do it alone.

It isn't too late, but somebody besides LeBron better step to the plate, or LeBron's game winner will be remembered as a shot that extended the series by a game and not one that led Cleveland to its first Championship in 45 years. 

It's gut check time in Cleveland.  LeBron's shot got the Cav's back into the series, but it will take a team effort to advance to and win the finals.

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