They came back and obviously won three games straight. Three games in a row in any NBA Finals is impressive. The Cavs also won two games at the Oracle Arena. Including that nailbiter we saw in Game 7. There is nothing the doubters and haters can say anymore about LeBron Raymone James. This man is the best player in the world right now and some can argue that he can find himself in that GOAT conversation (Greatest Of All Time). The Cavaliers look to be building a dynasty, and with LeBron leading the charge they look to have a good shot at doing so.
What more can we say about LeBron James? The 31-year-old James has been hyped up since he was a teenager playing at St. Vincent St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio. What’s crazier than the hype he receives is that he always goes on to exceed the hype with his play on the court. Fast forward to 13-years in the NBA, and three NBA Championships, and LeBron James can undoubtedly be mentioned as one of the ten, arguably the five best players of all time. Keep in mind that ESPN rated him on their list at number three of all time, even before this recent dominant NBA Finals performance. We can go on and on about what James has done in his career. Two NBA championships with the Miami Heat, two NBA Finals MVP’s with the Heat, four NBA MVP’s, and award after award James has won. However, this recent NBA Finals performance will go down in history as the greatest all-around NBA Finals performance by any one player in NBA History. Let’s take a look at why.
Let’s first take a look at James’ numbers for this seven game series, that the Cleveland Cavaliers won 4-3.
LeBron’s 2016 NBA Finals statistics:
29.7 Points Per Game
11.3 Rebounds Per Game
8.9 Assists Per Game
49.4 Field Goal Percentage
37.1 Three-Point Field Goal Percentage
2.6 Steals Per Game
2.3 Blocks Per Game
These numbers are amazing and upon first glance one would say this guy literally did everything for the Cavs. He didn’t just do everything for the Cavs, he led all players on both teams in per game averages for points, rebounds, and assists. His team was down three games to one in the series. They suffered a demoralizing defeat in Game 4 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Everyone in America and the media counted LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers out. The only ones that believed were the Cavs.