After 15 seasons in the NBA, three championships, and countless records, this might sound crazy but we’re saying it: This season’s run might be LeBron James’ greatest accomplishment as a player.
Despite a shaky regular season that saw the Cleveland Cavaliers blow up the roster in the middle of the season and a 7-game war with the Indiana Pacers in round one of the playoffs, LeBron has taken a very average (probably being charitable) team to the Eastern Conference Finals.
To prove that the “average team” comment wasn’t a dig, here are LeBron’s averages for this postseason: 34.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1.5 steals.
SiriusXM NBA Radio‘s Tim Legler thinks this might be LeBron’s greatest accomplishment as a player, and it’s hard to argue.
A LeBron-led team will play in the Eastern Conference Finals for the eighth-straight year, and there’s now a good chance we’ll be seeing him in an astonishing eighth-straight NBA Finals. However much longer LeBron can keep this up, us sports fans should be thankful to be witnessing true greatness.
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