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'I Felt Like a Kid All over Again': LeBron Gets His Version of 'The Shot'

Thursday - 26/04/2018 07:18
After getting bombarded by more celebrations from his teammates, it was an adrenaline-fueled beeline to the top of the scorer's table, where he could get an even better view of the 41,000 arms raised in the air in jubilation.
Tony Dejak/Associated Press
Tony Dejak/Associated Press

CLEVELAND — It took mere minutes before the comparisons began flying about Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland fans immediately remembered Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals.

Cavs head coach Ty Lue compared it to a less-than-ideal moment in Cleveland sports lore: Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round of the 1989 playoffs. Michael Jordan over Craig Ehlo. The shot.

LeBron James deviated from the postseason altogether, calling back to the final seconds of the Cavaliers' win over the Minnesota Timberwolvesthis past February.

Regardless of the benchmark, the result was the same: a buzzer-beating, game-winner—this one sending the Cavaliers to a 3-2 series lead over the Indiana Pacers, the final score glowing a bright 98-95.

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