Those four simple words came comfortably rolling out of Lebron James' mouth on Thursday night after the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in game five at the American Airlines Arena on the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay to clinch their second NBA Championship.
When asked how it felt to win his first NBA title the now formally anointed King James quickly and confidently responded: "It's about damn time."
While those words reflected exactly how James felt at that moment in time, it also echoed the shared sentiments of all Miami sports fans longing for a chance to cheer for another championship team in their home town.
The stunningly decisive victory in front of a rowdy, sold-out and celebratory home town crowd set the stage for a massive street party all across Miami-Dade County that had not been seen in the 305 since 2006. That was the last time the Heat won the NBA championship it was over the Dallas Mavericks and behind the stellar play of Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O'Neal.
For Miami sports fans it has been too long between those championship moments by their beloved teams from Miami, who for some strange reason the national media and other teams' fans seem to love to hate. Why Miami's sports teams, college and pro, draw the ire of so many sports fans across the Country is a difficult thing to understand.
The Miami Dolphins haven't won a Super Bowl since the early 70's when Don Shula was appointed The Don of Miami after winning back-to-back rings and completing the NFL's only perfect season in 1972. The Dolphins last played in a Super Bowl in 1984 when a young talented QB named Dan Marino was just ascending onto the NFL scene.
Dan the Man and his Dolphin squad lost that Super Bowl to the San Francisco 49ers and then struggled to get back to the big game for the rest of his illustrious career in Miami. Life after Dan and Don has been anything but productive for the 'Fins and less than enjoyable for Dolphin football fans.
The Florida Panthers flirted with a Stanely Cup title during the incredible and unlikely "Year of the Rat" back in 1996 when they went to the Cup finals against Colorado before bowing out to the Avalanche in four games.
However, the Panthers have only been to the playoffs four times in 18 years and their 2012 appearance was their first in the post-season in 12 years. The Panthers are still hoping to catch some of that "rat magic" once again for their home town hockey fans who come in out of the heat to enjoy some cool ice time in hot, sunny South Florida.
The Florida (and now Miami) Marlins began play in 1993 and proceeded to win two Major League Baseball World Championships faster than any other franchise in MLB history back in 1997 and 2003.
Since then the Marlins have been stuck in mediocrity after they traded away their best players to cut salaries and survive what appeared to be a slowly dwindling fan base in spite of the early successes.
Still, fans in the 305 now hope to see a resurgence of The Fish now that they have a new logo and a new stadium that was built on the same site where the famed Miami Orange Bowl used to stand.
Speaking of the Orange Bowl never was a street party in the 305 ever so loud and proud as it was after the Miami Hurricanes shocked the world and the Nebraska Corhuskers in the 1984 Orange Bowl after a spectacular, National Championship winning 1983 season under Howard Schnellenberger.
The Hurricanes would go on to win another four NCAA National Championships under three different coaches in 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001 in what amounted to the undisputed greatest 20 year run ever in the history of college football.
At some point in time, and for an entire decade from 1983 to 1993, UM fans began to feel as though it was their birth right to either play in or win the National Championship on a yearly basis.
But that was then, and this is now. It has been a long and difficult 10 year drought since Miami competed for or managed to bring home the BCS Crystal Ball. In terms of college football history a decade is actually a relatively short time span, but to Hurricane fans, it seems much, much longer.
Hurricane fans, spoiled over the years by success at the highest levels of college football, have clung to their team's glorious history while suffering through nearly a decade of being just average and while patiently and hopefully awaiting their resurrection under second-year head coach Al Golden.
Certainly by now, after over 10 years of suffering through losing seasons while losing relevance in the National college football championship discussion, University of Miami football fans can't wait for the next time that a reporter from ESPN has the opportunity to ask UM head coach Al Golden:
"So how does it feel to win a National Championship after all this time?"
We hope that Al Golden responds just like Lebron James did the other night:
"It's about damn time!