Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals will go down as one of the best basketball games in history.
It won’t be remembered as such just for the statistical anomaly that it was, the uncharacteristic way the San Antonio Spurs let their entire fan base down or even Ray Allen‘s miracle shot to send the game into overtime.
There were endless narratives and subtleties within the framework of that 53 minutes of a pure adrenaline rush.
“It was by far the best game that I’ve ever been a part of,” said LeBron James after the 103-100 overtime thriller.
The reigning MVP wasn’t the only one that enjoyed the game. NBA fans across Twitter couldn’t help but revel in the moment after witnessing what was a game for the ages:
“This is one of the top 2 or 3 games I’ve ever seen in NBA history. Whether I was involved, or watching as a fan.” – @MagicJohnson
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 19, 2013
That’s Magic Johnson, NBA legend and five-time champion if you need him. His statement carries more weight than any run-of-the-mill NBA analyst because he’s been there and done it on the greatest stage. From a man who’s been through a few Game 7’s himself, it speaks to the fact that this game really was special.
NBA History even chimed in:
Game 6 was simply one of the GREATEST games in @NBAHistory
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) June 19, 2013
So that makes it official. NBA History says it was one of the greatest games in itself, and Magic and LeBron co-signed. There you have it.
Seriously, if you can find a replay of it, it’s worth watching again with some popcorn.
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