His time has come people...LeBron James is on a whole other level. What LeBron did last night almost tops everything that Dwayne Wade did last year in the finals. I maybe going a bit far ahead of myself with that last statment but what else can you say?
Did Dwayne Wade ever scored 29 of his teams last 31 FGs to win a game against a Detroit team that is supposedly one of the better defensive teams in the league? Let me check...NO! Now I am not bashing Wade here because he too is apart of that infamous 2003 class.
I have been blessed to have been able to see Jordan in his prime will his team in the finals of 1998 against the Jazz and drop 38 with the flu and win the game. And now I can tell my kids that I saw the game that was a "coming of age" game for one LeBron James. Just like Wade did last year for the Heat, LeBron is doing the same for the Cavs.
And the ironic thing about it is? This has happened both times against the Pistons. Flip Saunders I can guarantee will be in the hot seat if Detroit fails to make this series go a seventh game. It seems to this fan that the Detroit Pistons have now become the doorway to the finals in the Eastern Conference.
To reach the Finals you just have to go through Detroit. It's hilarious to see Detroit almost become a doormat for teams trying to reach the Finals. But now back to LeBron.
How is it for LeBron to get all these easy buckets in double OT? Flip, GET THE BALL OUT OF HIS HANDS! We were able to see that LeBron's role players weren't making plays yet the ball still ended up in James' hands.
As for LeBron, big ups to you man. You have officially silenced your critics (i.e. Skip Bayless has been MIA since you have been on fire) for one night. Now the next question is: Is there going to be a letdown in Game 6?
Detroit will look back and come focused on Saturday there is no doubt about that. LeBron just has to carry this momentum back home to Cleveland and this series is over with. In this one day off before Game 6, we all should cherish this moment as true basketball fans and talk about easily one of the best playoff games we have ever seen.
LeBron, go do what has to be done to stamp your legacy onto the league. Ladies and gentlemen...the King has arrived.