I can still hear the roar of the crowd as Lebron James fouled out of the game in the last seconds of overtime.
At last night's Game 4 of the Celtics versus the Heat playoff series, the West Roxbury YMCA Teens erupted in excitement. On Friday, the West Roxbury YMCA received tickets from Dunkin' Donuts to sit in the Kid Zone.
We were able to invite eight teenagers and 13 family members (some who had never been to a Celtics game). The teens and I hopped aboard our Y van and headed to the Garden. We got in and headed for our seats (which were awesome), we sat down and the game started.
The teens and families were joining in with the crowd for every good and “bad” call, screaming "De-fense!” and waving our playoff Celtic towels around. As the game went on, the teens were getting redder in the face and losing vocal ability, but that didn’t stop them. They didn’t miss a beat, watching everything with a view of the whole court. When the score became close, closer than it had all game, we started to get nervous. But the teens rallied together, dancing for the jumbo-tron (which featured our group!) and cheering for their favorite players; until the game went to overtime.
The teens begged to stay for overtime (of course we were staying!) - and it got very intense and we cheered even louder. Then it happened. The buzzer sounded and the Celtics had beaten the Heat and the Teens jumped on one another and slapped five with all those around as they embraced the win of our favorite basketball team.
Thanks Dunkin' Donuts and go Celtics!!!