It could be the biggest game he has played to date. On Sunday, LeBron James was named NBA Finals MVP for 2016, scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and creating 11 assists. This was the third time in his career that he has received this honor.
For James’ home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, history was made when they won their first ever major sports championship since 1964, clinching the NBA title after defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in the Game 7 decider.
James scored his 7th triple double in an NBA Finals game, and his 16th in the playoffs, tearfully shouting, “Cleveland, this one’s for you,” in a post-game interview with ESPN.
Cleveland faced the Warriors’ team that had handed them a defeat in last year’s NBA Finals. This time, they’ve come back fighting by setting the record for the most wins in a regular season, 73-9; so, if any team deserved a win — it was them!