There have been many painful memories in the history of Cleveland professional sportst, but now, thanks to LeBron James, “The Block” is here.
This play was clearly executed by a superhuman. I mean look at it (above); no regular human being could actually come out of nowhere like that.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors tied up at 89 with a little under two minutes to go in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Andre Iguodala had a clear path for an easy layup and the Dubs two point lead.
LeBron James had none of it.
He completed the play that all Clevelanders will forever remember as “The Block.”
A couple of possessions later Kyrie Irving nailed a wing 3-pointer in Stephen Curry‘s face and the Cavs brought home Cleveland’s first professional sports championship since the Browns in 1964.
There have been too many Cleveland disappointments to count. The Willie Mays Catch; The Drive; The Fumble; The Blown Save; The Shot – they’ve all been painful reminders for the people of Cleveland.
Rest easy on this Father’s Day native Ohioans: The Block should surely ease your pain for a while.
— NBA (@NBA) June 20, 2016