The Cleveland Cavaliers won Game Seven on Sunday to win the 2016 NBA Championship.
“I’m coming home with what I said I was going to do, ” remarked James. “I can’t wait to get off that plane, hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal.”
James left it all on the floor in the 93-89 victory. He scored 27 points on 9-24 shooting from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished 11 assists, and added two steals and three emphatic blocks defensively.
“I’ve never seen a man in my life tell an entire state: Get on my back, I got you. Get on my back and I’m going to carry you,” said Richard Jefferson of the postseason performance from James. “I don’t care if we fail, I’m going to wake up the next morning and I’m going to start working out and prepare for the next year.”
“[LeBron James] was like, I’m going to come back home because I promised them that I would do something. And he carried us the whole way,” continued Jefferson.
LeBron had a historic NBA Finals. He led all players on both teams during the series in steals, blocks, rebounds, points, and assists.
James also became the fifth player to score 40 points in back to back Finals games after Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry West, Michael Jordan, and Rick Barry.
“It was unanimous,” said NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, of the Bill Russell Finals MVP awarded to LeBron after the game.
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and hit a three over Steph Curry to seal the victory.