Sunday, June 3, 2007

Daniel's Story

Many were a "Witness" to LeBron James and the Cavaliers make it to the NBA Finals yesterday. After Lebron's phenomenal performance in Game 5, he had a solid 20, 14, and 8. But did anyone notice Daniel Gibson? He was the story of the night and of the series.

Before the conference finals and the playoffs, Gibson was a solid backup. With so much potential, and an already blossoming jump shot, Gibson was a piece for the future. No one expected that future to be right now however. In the win last night, Gibson had an astounding 31 points, making all 5 of his shots from beyond the arc. Not to mention 12 for 15 from the charity stripe. Now in this series, this isn't the first time this happened. In Game 4, he had a similar performance, scoring 21 points, and going 12 for 12 from the charity stripe.

Who knew that this rook would be the guy to help carry the load for LeBron? The last time I can remember a rookie play so well was Magic Johnson playing center for an injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and winning his first title. Now if Gibson can repeat this kind of play in the NBA Finals, he can be the reason LeBron gets his first ring

Well now that the Cavs have to play the Spurs, everyone has to play like Daniel did last night. Just step up and play. With players such as Deron and Marcus Williams, Randy Foye, and Chris Paul becoming the nucleus of young rising stars at the point guard position, we can include Daniel Gibson in the mix as well.

To be continued...

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