The figure of the team and the league won his fourth Most Valuable Player award of the decisive series against the Miami Heat.
What was sensed, just happened. LeBron James was chosen for the fourth time as the MVP of the NBA Finals the night he conquered his fourth title in the most important basketball league in the world.
In this way, the Los Angeles Lakers forward and all-rounder was two of the six Most Valuable Player awards in the final series that he won in the ’90s none other than Michael Jordan, the best in history.
James is consecrated with his third franchise, since he had been champion in 2012 and 2013 with Miami, and in 2016 with Cleveland. He was 4 times the MVP of the season: 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. And now he is four times MVP of the finals, because he achieved it in all the definitions that he conquered.
“We just want our respect. Rob (Pelinka, manager) wants his respect, coach (Frank) Vogel wants his respect, the organization wants his respect … and i want my damn respect too“James said defiantly with the award in his hands.
LeBron averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the six games of these finals.
As he reached his 10th final, he managed to share that record alongside Bill Russell, Sam Jones and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
In addition, he was elected 13 times in the NBA’s Best Team (record) and is the third with the most elections to the All-Star Game: 16, all in a row.
As soon as the game ended and the Lakers were consecrated, his teammates went to hug him. Before he had done it strong with Anthony Davis, who came to be his teammate.
James then settled down for the uncrowded celebration in the Disney bubble, ignited the festivities with the trophy, and received the MVP award.
As he went to the locker room, he lit a cigar and called his mother to celebrate. Well in his style. He was the leader of the NBA’s anti-racist protest at Disney, well faced with Donald Trump. And he spoke on the court, where the greats speak. This is LeBron James, an animal of sport.