Friday, June 01, 2007

Triple Dose: That's high...

Oh... why not a triple dose, stolen from Cleveland...

Here's what the experts are saying about King James' truly legendary performance:

What LeBron James did Thursday night in the Eastern Conference finals was not Jordanesque. It was Mike to a max not even he reached. - Bill Livingston, The Plain Dealer

This wasn't the work of a conspiratorial league working to get its next prodigy into the Finals as quickly as possible. This was the work of a special 22-year-old absolutely determined not to lose no matter what.- Drew Sharp, Detroit Free Press

This performance was one that'll be talked about for ages, a testament to greatness that'll rank right up there with Reggie Miller's 8 points in 8.9 seconds, Michael Jordan's 63-point coming out party in the Boston Garden, or his "flu game" in Utah, Magic Johnson's 42-point outburst while playing center in Game 6 of the 1980 finals.- Chris Sheridan,

James scored the last 25 points for Cleveland, 29 of their last 30, and his final shot, a drive past three Pistons, slicing their famous defense to shreds, left whatever remains of the Pistons' swagger in pieces on the Palace floor. You say this no matter who you root for: LeBron James, on Thursday night, gave one of the greatest performances in the history of the NBA playoffs. - Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press

No matter the words, James's Game 5 may be the sort of stuff that saves leagues. You can almost hear the advertisements now: "Can the best player in the world beat the best team in the world? The Finals ... Thursday at 9."- Paul Forrester, Sports Illustrated

King James played beyond his royal nickname Thursday, and in one of the epic performances in NBA playoff history, LeBron James refused to lose Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.- Greg Boeck, USA Today

Now THAT was like Michael Jordan. Maybe better, because Jordan never quite did anything like what LeBron James did to the Detroit Pistons. - Sam Smith, MSNBC

I'll be able to tell people about this game for decades to come. It has all the facets of a great tall tale. Instead of Paul Bunyan chopping down forests with a single swing, LeBron was decimating the defense with a single drive to the hoop. - Dave McMenamin,

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to his 25 straight to seal the deal: