End of a rivalry?
Sadly, the Boston Celtics probably won’t get another crack at LeBron, at least in the Eastern Conference. It would have been nice to best him at least once.
As with everyone else in Massachusetts, it sickened me when James finished an and-one to put the game away in the final seconds of Game 7. Like I said earlier, we’ve seen this story before. It’s like the Fast & Furious movies. You know you’re going to get the same plot line every summer, but people still watch anyway. That’s what it feels like watching LeBron. Every time there is a sliver of hope, he crushes it with another 40-point triple double.
Regardless, I’ve had the privilege of watching one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball. James has stated multiple times that he stays true to basketball, his family, and his teammates. He shares important life lessons that all of us can learn from. It looked like the Celtics represented that lifestyle too this year, which is why they came the closest to dethroning the king. LeBron just lives by those principles better, and that was the difference.
When Tatum dunked on LeBron, it was a perfect representation of a team who experienced a year full of ups and downs, buzzer beaters, and comebacks. LeBron payed his respects to Tatum following the waning seconds of Game 7. He knows the rookie will be a superstar, and so does everyone else.
It’s a winter and summer that the city of Boston will always reminisce about. It’s a winter and summer that I will look back on and smile about for the rest of my life. Let the bright future begin for the Boston Celtics.