The Cleveland Cavaliers dug deep to beat Detroit in the conference finals, sending uberstar LeBron James to his first NBA Finals. "This is probably the best feeling that I've ever had in my life," James gushed. The longtime punchline Cavs found rare energy to come back from 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.
The rally by team James hit its stride when the small forward scored 48 points in the double-overtime game 5. Rookie Daniel Gibson added support, scoring 31 points in deciding game 6. “Something had to go right for Cleveland sports,” said James. The city hasn’t had a champion since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964—20 years before her newest star was born. (Read more basketball stories.)