LeBron James is about to play in his 7th straight NBA Finals.
Think about that for a second.
That’s seven straight seasons, carrying the weight of intense expectations both here in Cleveland and in Miami, and delivering a trip to the championship round.
And you can make the argument that except for Game 3 of these Eastern Conference Finals, James has never played better in any postseason than he is right now.
That elite level of play was on display again on Thursday night as James poured in 35 points, dished out 8 assists, grabbed 8 rebounds, and had two steals to lead the Cavaliers to a dominating 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston.
Oh by the way, LeBron also made a little history on Thursday, surpassing Michael Jordan as the league’s all-time scoring leader in the playoffs. That accomplishment might mean more to James than any other individual accolade he’s received in his storied NBA career. “I think at the end of the day, for my name to come up in the discussion with the greatest basketball player of all time, it’s like, wow,” LeBron said of his idol. “I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid. I shot fadeaways before I should have. I wore a leg sleeve on my leg and folded it down so you saw the red part. I wore black and red shoes with white socks. I wore short shorts so you could see my undershorts underneath.”
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