Living legend: LeBron James delivers Cleveland first championship, ascends in NBA history
LeBron James just leveled up.
James on Sunday accomplished the goal he famously set when he returned “home” to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent two years ago: Delivering the long-suffering sports city its first-ever NBA championship.
But that’s just the beginning of this story.
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James scored had a triple-double with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a Game 7 road victory over back-to-back league MVP Steph Curry and the mighty Golden State Warriors — a team many exalted as being among the best in NBA history.