Lebron James Makes History With Fifth Consecutive NBA Finals Appearance

By: Kiersten Ehr

He did it again people. The rockstar some call- one of the many famous faces of the NBA (National Basketball Association) has proven his talent in the playoffs. 

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated
  • Whether you are a fan of Lebron or you are tired of seeing him in the media- get used to it. He is a well talented player in his prime. Remember Michael Jordan in the 90’s with 6x Championships, and a 6x Finals MVP? Well Lebron is looking for his chance to add to his success. He is no where close to surpassing Jordan, but he’s still only 30 years old. After last year in the finals with the San Antonio Spurs victory- he is looking for his next ring.
    Lebron James:
  • Drafted right out of high school– 2003/ Round 1/ Pick 1st overall to the Cavaliers
  • NBA Champion (20122013)
  • NBA Finals MVP (20122013)
Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

The Cleveland Cavaliers won 118-88 over the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday- LeBron James and James Jones will become the 1st players since the 1960s Celtics to make five straight Finals appearances.  —history right here—-

The Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks was a four-game sweep to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This wasn’t a surprise to most NBA fans and Sports Analysts, ex. Charles Barkley…

Fact: James and Jones were members of the Miami Heat franchise when they made four straight Finals appearances from 2011 through 2014, winning two, The duo then signed with Cleveland in the off-season- James returning to his first team he was drafted with in his career. This season the Miami Heat did not make the NBA playoffs (37-35 record).

Fact: This is Cleveland’s first NBA Finals trip since 2007.

Stat: In 13 postseason games this year, James has averaged 27.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 8.4 assists. Jones has averaged 4.8 points and 1.5 rebounds.

Photo Credit: Cleveland.com

The NBA Finals will start once the Western Conference finals finishes between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. Game 5 is tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Til the next time, 

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