LeBron James, the man of the hour

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Stephen Curry (left), LeBron James (right)

Once again, LeBron James came up short in the Finals for the 4th time in his career. That makes his all time record a putrid two out of four wins in the NBA Finals. People think he is unbeatable, the best to have ever laced them up, but the numbers say otherwise.

How can you call yourself the greatest player but keep losing when it matters most? By giving excuses, of course. “He had no help”; “His teammates were injured”; “He was too young”. These are some of the arguments LeBron fans will give you if you mention his finals record. It’s like they’re shooting themselves in the foot by trying to debate that he simply is not the best.

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Head Coach David Blatt (left), LeBron James (right)

Obviously no player will win on his own in the NBA Finals, but that honestly has not been the case, except in his first time there in 2007 when the Cleveland Cavaliers were practically carried by LeBron. But he left that team to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and still lost twice. Then he decided to come back to Cleveland with two other superstars in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and lost yet again.

Yes, Irving and Love were out, but role players stepped in and gave great performances. There are no excuses to losing so many times. He simply does not deserve to be called the best.

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