LeBron James lived up to the hype tonight. Love him or hate him, he wrote his name into the history books and permanently into the hearts of everyone in Cleveland. The city has not won a championship since 1964. LeBron James lead the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit. The odds were not on his side. He redefined logic to win the NBA this year’s Finals game 7. The Golden State Warriors didn’t make it easy for him but Curry also didn’t play well. Golden State Warriors won an NBA-record 73 regular-season games but that meant nothing in the finals. LeBron who seemed to be playing with a chip on his shoulder the whole series scored 27 points, had 11 rebounds and added 11 assists. He also had three blocked shots and had two steals for good measure. With that kind of night it is no wonder that the Cavaliers defeated the Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 on Sunday. He was named Finals MVP for the third time in his career.
“I’m home. I’m home. This is what I came back for. I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable. It doesn’t feel real right now.” ~LeBron James
Kyrie Irving who has played like a champion the whole series put the dagger into the Warriors with a three-pointer with only 53 seconds left. Irving finished with 26 points.
“I understood what everybody in northeast Ohio had been through the last 50-plus years, and I’m happy to be a part of history. I can’t wait to get back home. I’m ready to get to you guys. We’ve been through so much adversity these last two years. I just knew what we were capable of even being down 3-1 vs. the greatest regular season team ever, you know, 73-9. Everybody counted us out, and that’s when we strived the most.”~LeBron James