GameSpot’s Nick Baumann and The Verge’s Ben Robinson have been digging into ESPN’s GameSpot coverage of LeBron James’ historic Finals win.
James, who’s averaging 27.3 points per game in the series, is the most prolific scorer of all-time.
We’re not talking about just one game.
We are talking about the entire NBA Finals.
James’ Warriors have lost the series in six games, and it’s only been the third time since the modern NBA began in 1946 that they’ve been eliminated.
James has been the MVP in four of the five Finals, and the Cavs have won six games in a row.
James and the Cavaliers won four of those games by a combined 13 points, and James is averaging a whopping 27.5 points per contest.
This is one of the most intense games in NBA Finals history.
James is the only player to win four championships with three different teams, and he’s only the second player in history to win three championships with the Cleveland Cavaliers and two with the Warriors.
The other was Bob Cousy, who won four championships as the Los Angeles Lakers in the late 1950s.
James has won a championship with the Cavaliers twice in five years.
It’s one of only three times since the advent of the modern-day NBA that James has been named MVP in the Finals, the other two being in 1997 and 2008.
The Cavs have been the NBA’s best team all year, and they’ve already had their first three-peat since 2004.
LeBron James, with the Cavs, leads the NBA in scoring (30.7 points per) and rebounds (10.7) per game.
The Warriors are the only team in the league to have three different MVPs in four years, with Stephen Curry (2012) and Kevin Durant (2014) also winning a title with different teams.
James is one reason why the Cavs are on pace for their first Finals appearance since 2011, when the team lost its first two games in the conference finals.
The Warriors, meanwhile, have won three straight to set up a rematch against James in the finals, and will have to deal with the fact that the Cavs could have been eliminated earlier.
Curry and Durant have combined for more than 10,000 points, nearly 3,500 rebounds and more than 2,300 assists in their three-year NBA careers.
The two teams are tied for the most assists in the NBA this season.
James, who has played in three NBA Finals, will likely have his team struggling in the first two rounds because of the Cavs’ star power, but it’s also possible that he’ll find himself in the second round because the Warriors have so much talent, even if it’s not necessarily a superstar caliber group.