Home away from home?
You think LeBron James likes playing at Madison Square Garden? He calls it the "Mecca" of basketball.
His 52-point, 11 assist, 10-rebound and two-block outing on Wednesday was phenomenal. Whenever the Knicks would get close, he would hold them off with another basket.
He grabbed his final rebound at the buzzer. He grabbed it out of the hands of Nate Robinson of the Knicks and fell out of bounds as time expired. It made for a magical ending. People walking out of the arena were amazed, talking about different things James did on the night.
They weren't talking about the Knicks. They marveled at his jump shots, his dunks, his pin-point passes.
I've been on hand for five of his six career 50-point games. This was his most impressive. And it came on the biggest stage - "The Mecca," if you will.