The King Delivers
“I’m coming home” —the famous words spoken two years ago by Cleveland’s native son. Having broke so many hearts with his highly publicized “decision” to take his talents to South Beach, LeBron made it his mission to deliver a championship to Cleveland and end the city’s decades of suffering, 52 years to be exact.
A promise made…a promise delivered
Everyone wrote him off (including me)
The Warriors went up 3-1. No team had ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, let alone against the undisputed (according to the numbers) best regular season team in NBA history (ask the Patriots what that means *cough* 18-1 *cough*). The sequence of events that took place over game’s 5 through 7 were nothing short of spectacular.
“LeBron James…You’re the real MVP”
Steph Curry may very well be the greatest shooter to ever lace up a pair of sneakers. Built like an honour roll student, he routinely makes the impossible look effortless from a shooting standpoint. With that said, LeBron James deserves the title of the greatest basketball player on the planet, and therefore should be the perennial MVP of the league. All LeBron does is take his team to the finals year after year. Six straight finals appearances, 3 titles, 3 Finals MVP awards, the list goes on and on. He affects the game on every level and makes every player around him exponentially better — He turned an outcast like JR Smith into a valuable piece of a championship formula. Richard Jefferson looked 10 years younger thanks to James’ playmaking abilities that saw RJ get easy baskets and uncontested looks from his preferred spots on the floor.
LeBron finished the Finals averaging 29.7 PPG, 11.3 RPG, 8.9 APG, 2.6 SPG, and 2.3 BPG. He lead all players in every major statistical category while almost averaging a triple double. The King is the only current player in the league that is fully capable of playing any position on the floor, and do so at a legendary level. He has no equal and he proved that emphatically with one of the all time great finals performances. Enjoy your title reign now Cleveland — there’s a storm brewing in the near future disguised as the Browns.
I leave you all with this…courtesy of Skip Bayless
Not quite Skip…not quite.