Letter to the editor: Caleb Martin coverage excellent

Published 12:12 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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To the editor:

Thanks to Brian Pitts on his excellent coverage of Davie County’s own Caleb Martin’s performance in the Miami Heat’s 7th game win over the Boston Celtics.

Martin was outstanding with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists & 3 steals as the Heat defeated Tatum and the Celtics for the Eastern Conference Championship.

We are natives of Cooleemee and are so proud of Caleb’s performance. Several of the NBA analysts, including Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, commented that they thought Martin should have gotten the MVP Award – not taking anything away from the team leader, Jimmy Butler, who is awesome and scored 28 points in the game 7 win.

I have followed the Martin Twins, Caleb & Cody, since they played for The Charlotte Hornets. I still follow the Hornets and I’m glad to learn that Cody is recovering from his leg injury. I know he is proud of his brother’s performance and in helping his team make it to the NBA finals. Facing the Western Conference Champion Denver Nuggets was not an easy task and even though they came up short, we are all proud of Caleb and the Heat.

The Heat lost game one of the Eastern Conference championship, but tied the series in game two. Martin hit a 3-pointer in the fourth and grabbed the final rebound at the buzzer for the win.

I have always been a Steph Curry fan and followed him since his college days and now with the Golden State Warriors. I guess you could say to meet Steph in person is at the top of my bucket list.

Now, to have two players from my hometown in the NBA has broadened my knowledge of the association. My enthusiasm has now created a great interest in the professional game for my daughter, Toni, who loves watching our favorite NBA teams. Both of my daughters, Traci & Toni, and myself have always been huge fans of the ACC and NCAA basketball and football games. (Tarheels born & bred)

We were excited to follow Caleb in the NBA finals. An 8-seed making it to the finals was certainly unexpected and our hometown player helped to make it happen.

Even though the series didn’t end in our favor, the Denver Nuggets and their team Leader, Jokic, have been scorched”by the Miami Heat……and Toni, Traci and I are proud of Caleb Martin, our winner.

Marlene C. Benson, North Myrtle Beach, SC