LeBron James and Dwayne Wade exorcised so personal demons the other night by eliminating the Boston Celtics. For Wade, he had lost 11-straight games in Boston heading into the series but finally won there in game four. Meanwhile LeBron James’ tenure with Cleveland soured last season when he and the Cavaliers were dominated by the Celtics. Many fans and media scrutinized LeBron for his performance in the series. Well LeBron took his talents to south beach and now looks poised to win a championship or two or, in his words, seven.
The Heat eliminated Boston in game 5 in Miami. “I looked at it as one of the biggest games of my career,” LeBron said. The Heat celebrated like they had just won their first championship. The celebration rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. However I for one understand it. This series to them was a huge mental victory. It not only represents a shift of power in the East but for their star players (James, Wade and Bosh) it gives them reassurance. The reassurance that all the media scrutiny and hate they have been feeling all year is worth it because they are indeed on the path to becoming champions. Will they win it this year? Maybe, maybe not. Time will answer that but going forward this series victory is a HUGE step in the right direction for the Miami Heat.
In game 5’s final moments LeBron James’ allowed his talents to take over as he carried the Heat on his shoulders. He scored the games final 10-points to lead the Heat into the Eastern Conference championship against the Chicago Bulls.
Here’s the video.