Originally posted on Red's Army  |  Last updated 6/1/12
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  May 18, 2008. Five years ago.  Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.  LeBron James was 23 years-old, a year removed from an embarrassing Finals sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, and, at the time, believed to be on the cusp of leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a championship.  Surely, people thought, the next logical step after losing in the Finals would be to win in the Finals.  He just had to take care of one little matter:  dispatching the old Celtics so he could fulfill his destiny.   The Celtics had just finished a 67 win season with their new "Big 3," but their playoffs hadn't been going so well. They were struggling too much on the road.  They had to go 7 to finish off the Hawks and they were sitting there, at home, in another game 7, against last year's Finalists.   It was an epic matchup.  And fans were treated to one of the NBA's all-time duels.  LeBron had 45 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds.  Paul Pierce 41, 5, and 4.  The Celtics...
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