People are saying it was one of the greatest NBA play-offs games ever but I think you also have to say it was also one of the greatest individual performances in NBA history, especially when you add it to his game five and six performances.
“He” is Lebron James and if he wasn’t already the Best Player in the World, after leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first NBA championship, he has now officially entered Michael Jordan territory, Mr. Clutch, Mr. Best Player Ever.
Our concern with Lebron was never about his unprecedented package of size, speed, power, skill. Nor was it his perceived underachievement compared to other basketball greats. Our issue was – could Lebron do what the greats had done and lead his team to victory when everything was on the line? Could the man who looked like superman, actually do a superman?
Well, he’s finally done it and we should all acknowledge that despite the unprecedented season Steph Curry had with Golden State, Lebron emphatically one-upped him with a play-off championship and showed just who is actually the Best (basketball) Player in the World.
The question now though is if Lebron is in Jordan territory, how close is he to becoming the Best Player Ever?