The King Reigns And Delivers A MiraCLE

Cleveland, Ohio is on fire.  Their son, hero, king of the hardwood has them burning with excitement and pride.  Rockin’ #23 they are all witnesses.  Hard to believe that six years ago those jerseys were in flames fueled by hate and anger.  Not now.

Greatness and Cleveland was an oxymoron.  They had not won a championship in 52 years.  Not an NBA championship.  A professional championship. Period.

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Two years ago LeBron James returned home and Cleveland began to believe again.  Their prodigal was home.  This time he would bring something to Cleveland that the area had not seen in more than half of a century.  The chosen one would mend the heartbreak.

This year it seemed that Cleveland was going to experience their same luck. Getting close, but not winning.  The Cavs were trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-1 in the best of seven series.  The odds were against them.  No team had ever come back from that deficit.  LeBron would have to do it by winning two games on the road against the team that set a new record of wins (73) this season.

He did it.  He gave his hometown the thing that they have been craving. A world championship.

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This is more than basketball.  It is not about The Savior soaring through the air to block Warriors’ swingman Andre Iguodala’s shot with less than two minutes left in game.  This Cleveland championship starts with the 2016 NBA Finals MVP ascending above the insults and hate.

LeBron James demonstrated the power to let go and move forward without ego. Focused on his word and promise, he did not hold a grudge, but remained positive and worked relentlessly to deliver greatness.  How many of us could do that?  How many us would not have looked back because the negative letter, comment and images would be embedded in our minds?

Let go of your disappointments and ego.  King James did it after an entire region cursed him. It led him to elevate himself and the very people who wished his demise.  We all can do it.  Rise above ridicule to reach new heights and experience power from weakness.  That is when you will see miracles.

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Associated Press

Congratulations to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers!

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Posted on June 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

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Shavannia Williams

Shavannia is the founder of Heels & Helmets and editor of its e-magazine, heelsandhelmets.com. She also writes the football column, Gridiron, for the e-magazine. A sports marketing professional with over 13 years of experience, Ms. Williams has worked with the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, and WNBA. As the owner of a marketing firm, Shavannia’s client roster includes: DC Women’s Business Center, NFL Players and United Way NFL Partnership. Her love for football began at The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, where she worked for Michigan Football and received her B.A. in Sport Management and Communication. She is excited to bring talented women together to provide a resource to help other ladies “join the conversation at the office” and enhance their business relationships. Follow her on twitter @MzGridiron.
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