Lebron james record in the nba finals often overshadows his ability to consistently make it to the championship round year after year. Los angeles lakers forward lebron james 23 holds the ball as he gestures to his team during the third quarter in game one of the western conference finals of the 2020 nba playoffs against the denver nuggets at adventhealth arena.
Lebron james and his cleveland cavaliers suffered another defeat in the nba finals this week losing to the golden state warriors for the third time the past four seasons.
Lebron james championship opponents. Lebron raymone james sr. Lebron has been to the. Widely considered one of the greatest nba players in history james is frequently compared to michael jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player of all time.
2007 finals. Born december 30 1984 is an american professional basketball player for the los angeles lakers of the national basketball association nba. Kim klement usa today sports.
Here s a look back at how lebron s teams have fared in his 10 nba finals trips. If you up the minimum to 100 fga james also ranks 1st in fg pct as the closest defender 36 0 on contested or uncontested shots. New york knicks 36 30 indiana pacers 42 24 boston celtics 39 27 oklahoma city thunder 47 19 don t let the oddly low win totals for lebron s opponents confuse you.
Lebron james is the fourth player to go to ten nba finals after winning the western conference finals versus the denver nuggets. According to second spectrum lebron james has allowed opponents to shoot just 30 when he s the contesting defender by far the best in the nba. L ə ˈ b r ɒ n.
The 2020 finals marked the 10th time a james led team has reached the championship stage. Raheem palmer looks at each of james opponents in each of those series ahead of his 10th trip to the finals where he faces the miami hea. Spurs heat lost 4 1 although lebron james had impressive numbers in their 2014 nba finals rematch against the spurs he seemed to be all by himself in carrying the load for the heat.
Lebron is focused on winning the ring this season and i believe that he will finish the job.