In spite of the Heat’s unsuccessful bid for a Trey by the Bay, today marks an important anniversary that can remind us all what it feels like to chase a championship.
One year ago today, Ray Allen hit arguably one of the greatest shots in NBA Finals History.
Trailing the San Antonio Spurs by three with less than 20 seconds to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Heat had to bring the ball the length of the floor.
Eventually LeBron recieved a pass from Chalmers and hoisted up a three pointer. It went wide but Bosh was there to corral the rebound.
In that moment, Ray Allen began back peddling to the corner and simultaneously Bosh kicked it to him for the three.
As Allen rose up, Tony Parker tried to close out…but it was too late.
This sent the game into overtime, and required an impressive defensive effort from Chris Bosh to force the Game 7.
Earlier that day, Bosh had made a proclamation in regard to the impressive three point shooting display that Danny Green had been putting on.
Asked Chris Bosh how Danny Green has consistently found the open spots in Miami’s D. Answer: “he won’t be open tonight.”
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 18, 2013
Fortunately for Heat Nation, Bosh indeed stayed true to his word:
That entire game was amazing, and I’ll never forget where I was for it…hanging with my dad, celebrating that the Heat had lived to fight another day.
Where were you when Ray-Ray and Bosh saved the day, and kept the dream of Back-to-Back titles alive?