As MVP Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors move one game closer to becoming the 2015 NBA Champions, 4 x MVP & 2 x NBA Champion LeBron James reminded us he’s “the best player in the world.” He didn’t just do it by putting up another 40 point game and a monster triple double with 14 boards and 10 dimes but by actually telling us he’s “the best player in the world.”
“I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world,” said James after the loss. “It’s that simple.”
James became just the 2nd person – Jerry West was the other – in NBA history to rack up a 40 point triple double during the NBA Finals and is now averaging 36.6 points, 12.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists for the series.
Those apples do make a good argument that he’s the best in the world – still playing- but just as reminder (and to upset a few people who enjoy the pointless argument of comparing two players from two different eras of basketball) here’s what MJ did on his way to WINNING a NBA championship in 1993.
Let’s also throw in these apples from his first NBA championship in 1991.
- GM1: 36pts, 12asts, 8rebs, 1stl
- GM2: 33pts, 13asts, 7rebs, 2stls
- GM3: 29pts, 9asts, 9rebs, 4stls
- GM4: 28pts, 13asts, 5rebs, 0stls
- GM4: 30pts, 10asts, 4rebs, 5stls
This is why I feel confident saying Michael Jordan is “the best basketball player ever” and it really is that simple.
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