While the final seconds of the Lakers 101-91 win over Lebron James and the Cavaliers ticked down, I realized that Phil Jackson and company had just completed their best road trip ever.
I don't just mean this season or any season in the PJ era. I mean ever, ever.
The trip gets off to a potentially disastrous start when Andrew Bynum went down with a torn MCL in his good knee.
But just when some thought the pursuit of a championship was doomed, Kobe responds with a record-setting 61-point performance against the Knicks, and then the Lakers cap off the trip with back-to-back wins over the Celtics and the Cavaliers, completing season sweeps of both teams in the process.
As I said, best road trip ever!