LeBron James’ name is a synonym of success, constancy, and domination. He has taken those words to the next level during his 17-year NBA career shared between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers. Although he had to work really hard to get past his biggest rivals in the East, once he found the key to beat them, James became unstoppable, at least until he made it to the Finals.
Proof of that is how great Bron has fared in the league in the last 10 years. From 2011 through 2020, LeBron James has made the NBA Finals except from 2019, where he was injured and his impact on the Lakers wasn’t the same as this season. He won three championships in eight trips to the Finals, including that great run in 2016, where they came back a 3-1 deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors.
i made this flowchart several years ago and it’s still true lol pic.twitter.com/zsAqqBr3BN
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 27, 2020
Journalist Shea Serrano recalled how good Bron has been during this decade and even explained how easy is for teams to know if they’ll play in the Finals or not, depending on which conference LeBron plays.
Again, James is 35, playing in his 17th season at the maximum level and he’s reached the Finals once again. We still don’t know where he’ll start to show signs of slowing down but he doesn’t seem too bothered about him. James is still THAT dude and this playoff run is the biggest proof of that. Yes, he has Anthony Davis as his partner in crime, but the veteran player doesn’t seem to age.
This was the title he needed to win and he’s closer to that goal after Saturday’s night win against the Denver Nuggets.