Again, LeBron James is really good at basketball. After Kevin Love went down in the first quarter with a head injury, LeBron proved his greatness again by finishing with 46 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists to force a Game 7 against the Boston Celtics.
It was the King being clutch, and LeBron was pretty happy when a reporter from ESPN Brazil noted he's been this way his whole career. “I appreciate you saying I’ve been clutch my whole career,” LeBron said during the press conference. “There’s not many like you, I tell you. Either you’re being very kind because it’s National Wine Day, or I love Brazil, or I don’t know what it is right now, but…” And like a fine wine, James has only gotten better with age.
The argument for James' GOAT status doesn't simply come from his sheer talent, but from his ability to step, no, fly up to the plate during crunch time. James has won 10 of the last 13 elimination games he's played since 2012. However, this game was also somewhat personal, as James took on the Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals in 2012 while playing for the Miami Heat. Similar to Friday night, LeBron brilliantly secured the Heat a spot in the NBA Finals and prompted many to dub it the greatest game of his career.
He'll have to come up clutch once again when they face the Celtics in Boston for Game 7 this Sunday.