◼️ LeBron James is the maximum scorer in postseason history, with 6,775 points.
With a historic postseason, LeBron James has returned to fuel the debate over who is the best basketball player in history. Today more than ever, the Akron native has proven to be a determining player in the success of his team.
Last Sunday, James made it to the NBA Finals for an eighth consecutive season. He did it with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine visiting assists at TD Garden, where the Boston Celtics had not lost in the Playoffs. He is the second player in history to achieve such numbers in a seventh home game.
So far in the Playoffs, averages 34 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. In addition, it adds seven games with 40 points or more, same that Michael Jordan achieved in 1989. Now he goes for the record of eight, imposed by Jerry West in 1965.
Every time his team needs him in the postseason, LeBron has responded. In Game 6 against the Celtics, the Cavs faced the elimination and James grazed the triple-double with 46 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. He’s responsible for 55 percent of Cleveland’s points in the current Playoffs, either with baskets or assists.
Now he will look for his fourth championship ring, once again against the Golden State Warriors, which eliminated the best team of the regular season, Houston Rockets. Looking ahead to the Finals, we remember the best of LeBron in the postseason.
James is largely responsible for the Cavs having qualified to the Finals for the fourth consecutive time. He was the clear leader of a team lacking in big stars.
FIRST AND SECOND ROUND
In the First Round, with the score tied at 95 in game 5 against the Indiana Pacers, James showed off with a 3pt buzzer beater to give the victory to Cleveland. He finished that game with 44 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists.
The Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors had its best when the Ohio-born took the ball to the basket in the final seconds of game 3. LeBron scored in a special way, in the air and a very uncomfortable position making it his second buzzer beater.
LeBron showed his best basketball right in the decisive moments of the series, the last two games. In the sixth game, he had a bestial performance with 46 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists to force a Game 7, which culminated the match with 35 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists.