Curiously the mavs never really improved on their 2006 version of the squad with nowitzki and terry aging and adding marginal talents like caron butler and shawn marion. Thew fact that the mavericks beat lebron s heat team in the finals this season remains one of the most notable upsets in the history of the nba.
23 has almost always had more support from teammates than he got this season.
Lebron james worst finals team. Game one nba eastern conference semifinals 2008. In hindsight 17 3 9 with just a 22 usage rate should ve been a sign of trouble to come. Jim rogash getty images 5.
But rip city s 99 00 team rating in the playoffs is dead last among that group. Of the 82 teams that have qualified for the nba finals during the modern era 46 posted superior marks. This lakers team was the worst squad lebron james has led according to the numbers all star forward lebron james no.
The boston celtics were the bane of lebron s formative years at least after they brought in kevin garnett and ray allen and the boston big three were one of the unstated but obvious reasons behind james teaming up with dwyane wade and chris bosh in miami. By far the worst win of lebron s finals career it ended up being the last heat win of the series.