The photo to the left depicts a top athlete performing at his peak physical level to do anything it takes to win. This epic block opened the door for the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the lead against the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, and finally allowed the city of Cleveland to bring home its first championship in any major sport in 52 years.
I’ve never been a LeBron James fan, but it’s funny how my attitude regarding him has now changed since Kobe Bryant’s retirement. I’ve always respected James as a player, but now I find that I enjoy watching him play.
I can’t deny the fact that he’s definitely one of the best athletes playing today, and the block he made on Andre Iguodala in the final minutes of Game 7 was one of the best blocks I’ve ever seen. Watching the play unfold live, I thought the Warriors would surely finish the fast break like they’ve done countless times this past season. However, lo and behold, James came out of nowhere to make another signature block that he’s now become notorious for, but this time, it was like he took his elevation to another level.
There’s a lot of talk about James’ future, and if he will be back with the Cavaliers next year. But no matter where he ends up playing next year, I’ll be watching and I’ll concede to finally becoming a witness.