Originally Published: Dec 14, 2009 8:51 AM CDT
It was sometime late in the 3rd quarter Sunday night, after Lebron hit his 3rd-straight fade-away three-pointer, that I turned to my media buddy next to me in the Ford Center and said, "Do you remember what it was like way back before Oklahoma City had an NBA team? That stunk!
Wow! What a show by The King! 44 points and 18,000-plus ooh's and aah's. Lebron James is an entertainer. He'll be in a Knicks uniform next year not because they can pay him the most money, but because he was born to be on Broadway.
More to the point, I couldn't go back to the days when the world's most fascinating athletes didn't come to our front door. Now that we know what it's like to be live "witnesses" to Lebron and Kobe and Melo and Dirk and Nash and CP3 and Duncan and D-Wade and KD. It's hard to imagine life without them.
The Thunder lost by 13 Sunday and everyone left the arena smiling. Not happy, but thoroughly entertained. There were no refund requests. Catch your breath now...the seven-foot German comes to town Wednesday and we get to do it all again.