There have been many memorable moment sin the NBA over the years. However, some stand out much more than the others. One such moment came in a finals game between Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. It potentially changed the history relating to LeBron James. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen combined their magic to force a Game 7.
The Heat were the villain team in the NBA at the time. This is because LeBron James left the Cavaliers to form a ‘Big 3’ in Miami. While everyone expected this team to win any and every finals, that wasn’t the case. After making it in 2011, the Heat choked against Dallas, getting Dirk Nowitzki his first and only ring.
MIAMI, FL – JUNE 25: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James participate in the Miami Heat 2012 NBA Championship Celebration at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 25, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
Fast forward to 2012, they won their first championship. Then they made their trip back in 2013, where one of the most magical moment came into play.
Chris Bosh remembers Miami Heat iconic Game 6
Playing a prime San Antonio Spurs in the finals, Miami was trailing 3-2 with barely any time left. Being down by 3 they had to force in a three point shot.
LeBron James took a go it first but came up shorts. However, Bosh didn’t give up on the play and went on to out rebound two Spurs. He then pushed the ball out to Ray Allen in the corner, who hit one of the clutchest shots in NBA history. With 5.2 seconds left, Allen hit the three and put the game level. Heat won in overtime forcing a Game 7.
Recently, he responded to a tweet with a picture of his notes. The note said get a rebound and pass it to Allen. Remembering the moment that changed the landscape of the NBA. The Miami Heat went to win Game 7, winning back to back championships. LeBron James won his second Finals MVP and the ‘Big 3’ became a success. With so much on the line, the shot holds a high place in NBA history without a doubt.
— Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) October 13, 2021
If Allen hadn’t hit the shot, James would sit at 3 championships with a record of 3-7. The Heat would have become a failed project and Chris Bosh would never have an NBA title. Hence, it is also one of the most important moments to take place. No wonder Bosh holds it so close to his heart considering everything depended on that one moment.