LeBron James made NBA history on Sunday, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their 17th NBA title in a 4-2 series win over the Miami Heat. With 17 NBA titles, the Lakers are now tied with the Boston Celtics for most NBA titles of any franchise. James now has 4 NBA championships and 4 NBA Finals MVPs. While he’ll perhaps always be in the shadows of Michael Jordan, he’s starting to make a pretty compelling case of his own to be called the Greatest Of All-Time.
What makes James’ feat amazing is that he has won four of his titles on three different teams, has been to the NBA Finals 10 times, and at 35 years of age is arguably playing the best basketball of his career. It took him a little while to figure out how to win, but now that he’s figured it out, there’s no reason to think he can’t equal Jordan’s mark of 6 titles. Simply amazing stuff from King James.
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