I watched this in my basement back in Brooklyn as it was happening. Seeing Willis come out of the tunnel...hit his first two jumpers- for some reason my eyes began to sweat. I didn't understand why. I was proud as a Knick fan, but, what else could be the cause of my eyes sweating like that?
Later, we all rejoiced at the victory, but I never spoke of those leaky eyes.
Deep in my soul, something was touched. I didn't know about a torn muscle, or pain killing injections...all I knew was that he was too injured to play and that 'we' were about to lose what 'we' had fought all year for.
But, this man stepped in the gap. This man showed up and changed everything.