LeBron James and the Miami Heat walked off the court with their heads held low after suffering a Game 5 defeat at home at the hands of the Boston Celtics and going down 3-2 in the series.
“Good job, good effort!”
Jack Meyer, 9, was heard loud and clear on the ESPN telecast yelling those words of encouragement to the Heat players as they sulked off the court.
“I said ‘Good job, good effort’ and Terrel (Harris) noticed me and gave me a thumbs up,” Meyer told NBC Miami. “LeBron James was fighting so hard, Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem. Chris Bosh only played 14 minutes, yet one of his best games. You can’t give up this easily. You know there’s always got to be a second chance for you. You always have the power to win.”
No one is more optimistic than Meyer apparently.
The video went viral and even a Twitter account was quickly created in honor of the words Meyer shouted.
Despite the Lombardi-like gem from Meyer, the Heat will have a lot to overcome to beat the Celtics in this series. They have been outplayed ever since Game 1 and will have to go on the road in Game 6 in Boston and avoid elimination.
Teams that have been up 2-0 in a series have gone down 3-2 13 times. Seven of those times the team down 3-2 came back to win the series.
We have two of those exact scenarios this year in the conference finals.
The Thunder and Spurs will give us their Game 6 first tonight at 9 p.m. EST on TNT. Be sure to check out the preview for that game here.