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NBA Finals 2013, Spurs vs. Heat Game 6: The greatest game ever played?

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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:

 

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:

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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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His work is also regularly featured on Yahoo! Sports and SB Nation. You can catch up with him on Twitter: @MikeJonesTweets.