Basketball 2 years ago

Cavaliers rejoice as Lebron delivers title promise to city of Cleveland

  • Cavaliers rejoice as Lebron delivers title promise to city of Cleveland
Originally created on SilverSurfer Blog by Michael Madelly.
Two years ago Lebron James made a promise to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio and the four-time MVP finally delivered with an historic 93-89 win in game seven of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

The Cavaliers became the first team in 33 attempts  to win an NBA Finals series after trailing 3-1 and just the fourth team to win a game seven on the road.

An incredible feat given the victory came against a Warriors side that broke the regular season record for wins after finishing 73-9.

Championships aren't easy to win and it required the greatness of Lebron James and Kyrie Irving to accomplish what no other team has ever done before. 

James became just the third player in history to record a triple-double in a game seven of an NBA Finals. The 13-year veteran finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to claim his third NBA Finals MVP award. 

Lebron is now one of four players in NBA history with three titles and four MVP's, however, his performances in this year's Finals were beyond remarkable.

James averaged 29.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.2 blocks and scored or assisted on 50% of the Cavaliers points in the entire Finals series. 

However, just like Jordan needed Pippen or Kobe needed Shaq, James wouldn't be celebrating his third title without his big time point guard, Kyrie Irving.

Irving was a stone cold killer throughout the series and picked up the offensive responsibilities when James was out of rhythm or taking limited breathers on the sidelines. 

After the All-Star point guard averaged 27.1 points per game - the most by any Lebron James teammate in a Finals series - Irving finished his remarkable playoffs campaign with 26 points and six assists including the three-point dagger with 53 seconds remaining to break the 89-all tie and seal the incredible victory for Cleveland.

Lebron James cemented his legacy with this historic victory against the NBA's greatest regular season team and now returns to Cleveland with the city's first pro-sports championship since 1964.

Let the party begin.

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