Saturday, April 23, 2011

Off Topic: Classic 76ers Moment - 2001 NBA Finals

For anyone who doesn't know I am a big basketball and Philadelphia 76ers fan. Yesterday the 76ers lost Game 3 of their first round match-up against the Miami Heat. Though they led and controlled the game for the first three quarters, the Heat stars were too much for them in the 4th once again. They now trail the series 3-0. While a comeback would be amazing (games 1 and 3 could have gone either way), I hold very little hope for such a feat.

I decided to watch a classic 76ers moment yesterday afternoon, revisiting the 2001 NBA Finals series against the Los Angeles Lakers. The heavily favoured Lakers had breezed through the first three rounds, while the gallant 76ers had been taken to 7 Games on a couple of occasions, and were battling injuries to almost their entire roster. Led by the courageous Allen Iverson, and gutsy role players Dikembe Mutombo, Aaron Mckie and Eric Snow, the 76ers came to the Staples Centre in L.A and beat the Lakers in Game 1. Unfortunately, they would go on to lose the series, but Game 1 is one of the greatest games I have ever witnessed, and a memorable moment in 76ers history.

Here are the closing minutes of this game:

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