Playoff game winning miracles, series clenchers, things like that. I know everyone probably remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing. I know as a Laker fan there's quite a few recent moments I can close my eyes and still live out.
I remember lakers/kings game 4 of the WCF, my family drove to chicago to my uncle's house and I got in the room just as the last play of the game had started. Kobe had just began his drive and I had just enough time to look at the score before he missed the shot, shaq missed the tip, and it was batted back to Horry. When he made the shot, I dropped to my knees and stayed there for a few minutes, it was unbelievable.
In my dorm room watching lakers/spurs game 4 at SA, Tim Duncan hit that miracle shot with a second left and I did the first backflip of my entire life on my bed and sat there on all fours with my eyes wide open until the inbound. Stood up to watch the play thinking there was no chance and was ready to leave the room, Fisher catches the ball and hits the miracle .4 shot, I stand there for a few secs then drop to my knees and stare in awe at the screen with my jaw dropped for a good 5 minutes straight, my phone ringing off the hook the entire time with my friends calling me to ask if I saw.
Lakers/Suns first round game 4, i'm on the phone with a non laker-fan friend most of the 4th talking about how we need to improve since there doesnt seem to be any chance to win the game at that point. End of the quarter Smush makes the steal and Kobe ties it, I go crazy. OT comes in, i'm still on the phone, Kobe gets the jumpball comes down the court and swishes, i'm jumping up and down whipping the phone around, my friends voice barely audible from the phone extended at the end of my arm, im yelling so much I lose my voice for the day. One of the happiest moments of my life. When I finally calm down a little and get back to the phone im talkin crazy about the WCF are a lock now and anything can happen there, and then the finals, just on the biggest high ever. Still get chills whenever I see the highlight on nbatv.
Too bad it was wasted the next few games.
What about you? Where were you at moments like this?