The Shot: Jordan? No. LeBron!!!!!

Robert RozborilContributor IMay 23, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 22:  LeBron James #23 and Sasha Pavlovic #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after James made the game winning three pointer against the Orlando Magic in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 22, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Do you remember this

Now, if you watched the replays of LeBron James hitting the final shot of Friday night's game against Orlando, do you notice anything familiar?  You should.

To understand the magnitude of LeBron James' last second, game-winning, 3-point shot against the Orlando Magic in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, you have to look at what Michael Jordan did to the Cavs in Game 5 of the 1989 playoffs to squelch their chances of winning.

With exactly one second left on the clock in Friday's game, James took the inbounds pass at the top of the 3-point arch, leaped, aimed, and fired a dagger into the heart of the Orlando faithful. 

The same brand of heartbreak that has plagued Cleveland sports for decades was finally served to one of its team's opponents.

Never mind the game winning 3-pointer by Orlando's Rashard Lewis in Game 1 and the floater by Hedo Turkoglu that put the Cavaliers under the gun in Game 2 before LeBron's miracle jay.

If the Cavaliers can get their act together and win this series and bring a championship to Cleveland in 2009, we can finally replace this image with that of LeBron James. 

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