This isn’t a story. This isn’t a game preview. This is just my thoughts on what can happen at 8:25 Pm
I’ve heard the players on the team and the coach say that they know what it would mean to the city if they brought the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cleveland and to end the 50 plus year drought but I don’t think they know the gravity of the situation put in front of them. In just under five hours, Cleveland has the chance to change the history books.
Besides bringing the first major championship to the city of Cleveland since 1964, LeBron James could be the first player EVER in Finals history to average 30+ PPG, 8+ APG and 10+ RPG. The team itself would be the only team in history to be down 3 games to 1 and come back to win the entire series. It’s an enormous amount of pressure for 15 players. The entire weight of a city is on James’ and the Cavs’ shoulders. As exciting and stressful as this may be, there is something I don’t think the players heard often throughout this late run to a championship.
Thank you, Cavs.
Thank you for not giving up when you were knocked down. Thank you for giving us a season we can be proud of even if the final outcome doesn’t go our way. Thank you for everything. This night could be the best night of sports in every fan in this city’s life. Tears of joy would be shed, hugs will be given, cheers will be louder than ever and people will now be proud to say “Yes, I am a Cleveland fan.” This will be the story we tell our children, our children’s children and so on. People have lived and died not seeing a championship here so I can speak for others when I say that I am ecstatic to be a part of this and to be a part of history.
Now I’m going to my parents to watch the game because lets face it, without them, I wouldn’t be the sports fan that I am today but I know downtown Cleveland will be electric. The watch party in Quicken Loans Arena better be blowing the roof off the place. Cavs fans, enjoy this day. Win or lose, your team was the closest any major sports team in the city has been in over fifty years. Enjoy this moment.