I love God! I’m glad I’m a child of God. I’m thankful to my parents for my upbringing. I’m thankful for my siblings. I’m thankful God made me a parent to experience true unconditional love!
I’m glad my parents instilled God in our family very strongly and made going to church every Sunday a “MUST”. I remember several Sundays when I would beg my mother to hurry after church, so we could hurry home in order for me to watch the NBA.
One game that will always stand out is the 1980 Lakers vs 76ers Finals game 6. Earvin “Magic” Johnson would play center for the Kareemless Lakers, center who had injured himself in the previous game. I remember telling my mother, God really wants me to get home quick to watch the game, but my mother would say, “God will make a way for you to see the game after you worship Him!”
Well, I’m glad God made the NBA Finals a primetime event so the game is shown at a later time than in the 1980’s!
Last night the Cleveland Cavaliers made a statement with a defensive driven victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. For the second consecutive game, the victory was decided in overtime with the LeBron James led Cavalier team winning 95-93 to tie the 4 of 7 game series at one game each. James finished the game with his fifth triple double of his NBA Finals career with a staggering line of 39 points 16 rebounds and 11 assists while playing 50 of 53 minutes! James was quick to tag his teammates for the victory especially guard, Matthew Dellavedova. Dellavedova, Australian born attended college at St. Mary’s, but was not drafted. He made his NBA debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 and with his hard nose, play hard every second on the court mentality has enabled him to find a home as the backup point guard to Kyrie Irving. Dellavedova was a gnat on defense against MVP, Stephen Curry containing Curry for 19 points on a miserable 2-15 from beyond the arc. Splash brother, Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 34 points.
The series shifts to the east coast for a 9pm (EST) start from Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, June 9. James has called out the Cleveland Cavalier’s fans to come out unbearably loud for game 3 to help motivate the team to another victory in hopes of taking a lead in the series while maintaining home court advantage which they stole from the Warriors in game 2.
Thank God for James Naismith, who created such a wonderful game with the peach baskets which evolved into one of the best games in the world with the greatest athletes!
Footnote: For the remaining of the Finals playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers will play without All-Star guard, Kyrie Irving who had successful surgery to repair a fractured knee cap.