I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy.
From a social perspective, these past few months have been difficult. The disruption, while necessary, has altered many daily pre-COVID-19 routines. Notably absent from my routine is entertainment, particularly sports. If you did not know, I am a basketball fan. Growing up, following the latest developments in the NBA was a daily ritual. I could tell you who led in scoring, rebounds, assists and blocks. I enjoyed watching the greatest players lace them up and compete against each other. Some of the most exciting games in NBA history happened during the 1990s.
During that decade the New York Knicks were a dominate force. If you are a New York Knicks fan, then you are familiar with Reggie Miller of the Indiana Pacers. Playing in Madison Square Garden, home of the NY Knicks, seemed to bring out the best in players. During the 1995 playoffs, Reggie, singlehandedly, scored 8 points in 9 seconds. Yes, 8 points in 9 seconds! He hit two free throws and two 3-point shots (one off of an in-bounds steal) to seal the game. I remember watching the game in awe. It is one of the greatest comebacks in NBA history. 25 years later, it is still one of the legendary moments in sports.
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