Arguably the Greatest Player of his time, Lebron James has won his fourth NBA Championship title after joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.
In his quest to securing his fourth title and fulfilling the promise, he made to Kobe Bryant on continuing his legacy, Lebron James became the first player to lead three different teams to a title, logging 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in 41 minutes in Game 6 of this year’s NBA Championship finals.
As part of his historic triumph as a player, Lebron James was named the 2020 Finals MVP, making him the first player to earn the award with three different franchises- Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Lakers.
Delivering his acceptance speech upon been crowned the MVP award, Lebron said, “I put myself, my body and my mind in a position to be available to my teammates.”
“I’ve never missed a playoff game in my career and the best thing you can do for your teammates is be available. And for me to be available to my teammates and put in the work, I just hope I make my guys proud and that’s all that matters to me. I make my guys proud, make the fanbase proud, my family back home, I can’t wait to get back home to them. Akron, Ohio we did it again. and that’s what it’s all about.”
Upon winning his fourth Finals MVP award, Lebron James moves out of a tie with Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan and Shaquille O’Neal and into second all-time, trailing only Michael Jordan, who won the award six times.
Burning through 17 great years in the NBA James covered his seventeenth season in the league with a spectacular run through the postseason, shooting admirably 50% from the field while likewise running the Lakers’ offense for all intents and purposes each of which he was on the court. He additionally showed a responsibility on the opposite finish of the court, assuming a key part in a stifling defensive unit.
In light of his remarkable run, it is worthy to note that not only did he perform outstandingly, but also Lebron James outperformed Jimmy Butler in what was an all-time classic matchup throughout the Finals series- including James going off for 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists in Game 5, and 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 6.
The Lakers, however, last won the title in 2010.
Clinching their 17th title as a franchise, Lebron delivering upon his promise to Laker fans across the world comes after a disappointing first season in Los Angeles when James suffered the first major injury of his career in a game against the Golden State Warriors. He suffered a strained groin that forced him to miss more than a month.