LeBron James has been known for being a complete beast when it comes to closing games and series. There is nobody better than James in that item in the league right now, and he keeps showing why he is the best player in the world after yet another outstanding performance against the Denver Nuggets last Saturday night.
LeBron went off with another triple-double, recording 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to lift the Lakers over the Nuggets and take them to their first NBA Finals since 2010. James didn't want to leave a chance for the Nuggets to return in the series, just like the Los Angeles Clippers did in the prior round. The biggest proof of that is the huge difference of numbers between LeBron and Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined the last time they faced the Nuggets.
Bron surpassed the Clippers duo in points, rebounds and assists during games to close out the Nuggets. While Bron went with 38/16/10, Kawhi Leonard recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists; Paul George added 10 points, 4 rebounds and two assists in that infamous Game 7.
LeBron was that good on Saturday or the Clippers were so bad that day that he outplayed the biggest stars of the Clippers. You hate to see it, but that's the reality. That's why James is about to play his 10th NBA Finals while Leonard and George are going through a mess this offseason.
At 35, during his 17th season, LeBron is still showing up when his team needs him. Now the Lakers are four games away from winning the NBA title.