A philanthropist, a businessman, and an athlete. LeBron James is an American professional basketball player. James is undoubtedly the greatest all-around player in National Basketball. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. As the calendar flips to 2022, let’s go through Lebron James’ best performances of all time.
5. 2016 NBA Finals Game 5
Stats: 41 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 3 blocks
In the game, James was one loss away from his third-finals loss. However, this was not it. Losing this game meant, for the third time he would be ousted from the game’s biggest stage in five-or-less games. Under the pressure, we got to see one of LeBron James’ best performances. However, the fourth quarter saw James’ true colors. In addition to all efforts, he went in with 36 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
4. Vs. New Jersey: 2004
Stats: 41 points, 6 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals
In the year 2004, LeBron was just 19 years old. In that match, he etched his name in the NBA record books. Similarly, he became the youngest player to score 40 points in league history. He had two points at the end of the first quarter and scored 25 points through three quarters. However, he iced the game with a last-second dunk.
3. Vs. Washington: 2017
Stats: 57 points, 11 rebs, 7 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
During this game there were rumors about his game’s demise. James put a fullstop to these discussions in ninth game of this season. Further, his 57-point proved that he’s still at his apex. After that, his game was remembered as one of his best performances.
2. Return to Cleaveland: 2010
Stats: 38 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
LeBron’s return to Cleaveland obviously had a venomous response. In addition to the media negativity, the crowed booed and insulted him. Before the game, A**hole chant echoed through the building. There were members in the audience wearing T-shirts that spelled out “B E T R A Y E D.” However, he did not let these negativities bring him down. Instead James used the crowd’s hate as fuel. He scored a devastating 36 points in only 27 minutes.
1. Vs. Detroit Pistons: Game 5
Stats: 48 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals
The 2007 Eastern Conference Finals is something that no Cleveland Cavaliers can forget. The only way to sum up LeBron’s performance is ‘incredible’. It seemed as if he was playing one-on-five. However, Pistons did not have answer for his wrath. In addition, James scored the last 25 and 29 of his team’s final 30 points. He finished with 48 points in all. This was undoubtedly the best performances in NBA playoff history.
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