The NBA Finals are fast approaching, and we’ve already seen LeBron James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a franchise he helped to take to the Finals four years ago.
So why not take a look at the most popular basketball players in the world right now?
Well, we have an answer: LeBron James.
The 2016 NBA Finals MVP won the NBA championship and is now the most-watched athlete on television, with more than 30.5 million viewers tuning in for the Finals’ first-round matchup between the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavs.
The Cavs won the championship in three games.
In fact, it’s the most watched NBA Finals game ever, and James has already captured more than 10 million viewers.
This is because, in a 2016 interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, James said he played in a lot of games.
“I think I’ve played in 11,” he said.
“But I don’t want to tell you how many games I’ve actually played, because I think I don.t know.
I just want to let you know.”
And if you’re a Cavs fan, you’ll find plenty to love about James’ performance.
He scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Heat, and his effort was on full display on both ends.
James had five blocks, five assists, three steals, three blocks and two turnovers.
James also led the Cavs to a 23-point lead with 5:23 remaining in the second quarter.
The Heat went on to win the game in overtime.
LeBron James scores 21 points, grabs 10 rebounds and blocks 10 shots in the Cavs win over the Heat.
Watch Now: LeBron and the Cavs vs. the Heat recap Now that James is in the Finals, the question becomes: how will he compare to some of the NBA’s greatest players?
Here’s what we know: James has been a big part of the Cavaliers’ success.
He’s been the face of the franchise since LeBron left Cleveland to join the Miami franchise.
James has led the Cavaliers to the NBA title, is the most decorated player in NBA history and won a second title in four years.
And now he’ll face LeBron James, the most famous NBA player in history, in the 2017 NBA Finals.
So how did LeBron James play in the 2015 NBA Finals vs. his former team?
Here are some facts to get you started: James is the NBA MVP.
LeBron has been named to the All-NBA First Team nine times, including once in 2015.
LeBron also has been chosen as an All-Star four times.
LeBron is the only player in league history to win MVP three times, in 2002, 2006 and 2011.
He was named to his second all-star team in 2014.
James is one of the best shot blockers in NBA History.
LeBron was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2011 and 2014.
He is also the NBA Most Valuable Player four times, once in 2012 and twice in 2015 and 2016.
LeBron became the youngest player to win a championship, when he won the title with the Miami HEAT in 2015 in the franchise’s second title run.
The only other player to do it was Michael Jordan, who won the league title with Chicago Bulls in 1997.
James’ impact in the playoffs has been huge.
LeBron won a Finals MVP award in 2017, and he finished second to Jordan in MVP voting in each of the Cavs’ five NBA Finals appearances.
The Cavaliers are currently battling the Golden State Warriors for the NBA championships, but James will be able to share a spotlight with James.
“It’s going to be a little different because LeBron’s going into the finals,” James said.
James was a big factor in the Cavaliers historic championship win in 2016, scoring 21 points on 6-of-9 shooting in Game 6.
But, even after winning the championship, James was never able to bring the same level of success the first time around.
The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden States in the 2016 NBA title series.
Watch: LeBron is on fire vs. Golden State in Game 5.
LeBron and his Cavaliers were the first NBA team to win two titles in four consecutive years since the Cleveland Bulldogs won the 1949 and 1952 titles.
James, along with his teammates, were all over the court in that series.
The Miami HEATS were the only team to go undefeated during that stretch, winning the 1949 NBA Championship and 1952 NBA Championship.
The team was coached by a legendary coach named Bill Russell.
James will play a part in the Cleveland team that is battling to win another title.
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