LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers wrote a new chapter in the history of NBA last night by winning the deciding game of the NBA Finals.
Game 7 of the NBA Finals took place on Sunday night, June 19, at Oracle Arena, Oakland, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89, thus managing to win the title four games to three.
Through this victory, the Cavaliers broke the 52-year curse and made a historic comeback, as their last significant accomplishment was an NFL crown for Cleveland Browns in 1964. Moreover, they fought with all they had and have become the first team in NBA Finals history to overturn a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-seven game series.
LeBron James is the NBA’s most popular figure, aiming for a spot on the NBA’s Mount Rushmore, and he was unanimously declared the Most Valuable Player of the finals for the third time in his career.
‘I came back to bring a championship to our city. I knew what I was capable of doing. […] I knew I had the right ingredients and the right blueprint to help this franchise get back to a place that we’ve never been,’ the player said.
A quick search on the ESPN site reveals impressive statistics for James, as over the seven-game series he averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists, with an effective field goal percentage of 53.3. What’s more, he scored 41 points in each of the previous two games, demonstrating his talent and power, so he definitely deserves the NBA Finals MVP title.