Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James wins 3rd Finals MVP Award

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LeBron James may be the self-proclaimed “King” but after delivering an NBA title to Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday the best player of his generation will forever be considered royalty by Cavaliers fans.

LeBron James has been named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals following his team’s 93-89 championship-clinching win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Lebron james MVP finals awards win is now three.

For James, who returned to Cleveland in 2014 after spending the previous four years with the Miami Heat, the win gave him his third NBA championship and fulfilled a promise to deliver a title to his home state of Ohio.

For James, who was the catalyst behind his Cavs’ remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit, it marks the third time he has captured the award after winning it with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

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To capture the against-all-odds championship, James had to steer the Cavaliers back from a 3-1 Finals deficit. In each of the 32 prior instances, the team facing such a deficit had lost the Finals and only two forced a Game Seven. “I gave it everything that I had.
I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game,” an emotional James said, who after the game.

James nearly single-handedly carried the Cavs back into the series, during which he averaged 29.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists over the seven games. In the championship-clinching game, James finished with a triple-double as he had a team-high 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

James is now with the ranks of Michael Jordan (six), Shaquille O’Neal (three), Tim Duncan (three) and Magic Johnson (three) as the only players who have won at least three Finals MVP awards.

James was voted the unanimous winner of the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after averaging 29.7 points per game, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in the best-of-seven championship series.


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