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LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again

Andrew Cummings | 29 May, 2017, 12:09

James, who entered Game Five of the Eastern Conference final against the host Boston Celtics on Thursday needed 28 points to surpass Jordan (5,987 points).

For James, the Finals are an annual rite. "This is a great moment, and this is not promised", James said. "It's too stressful, and I'm not stressed right now". Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP ( Kevin Durant). What's so important about this that you want to call me all these disrespectful names?' That sh*t doesn't fly where I'm from, where any one of us are from. Game 1 is set for May 29 in Pittsburgh.

"It made me look back to see how fast everything can be taken away from me", Thomas said.

James, who shot 13 of 18 from the floor and 4 of 7 from 3-point range, hit a 3-pointer with 2:41 left in the third quarter to pass Michael Jordan and become the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer. After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points. "We were able to go to the Eastern Conference finals, learn a lot about being in this position, and I feel like it's going to help us for next year". Cleveland won the title.

"When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a god, so I didn't ever believe I could be Mike", James said. "I feel like Mike was so ... you know, when you're growing up and you see Michael Jordan it's nearly like a God".

"When you're growing up and you see Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god".

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The result was that the Cavaliers went on to win the final three games of the series and capture the franchise's first title. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue made a potentially risky move by keeping LeBron in the game after he got four fouls in the first half.

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It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. The Cavs have yet again shown a unique knack for elevating individual and team performances when they are required most.

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What is certain is that Kvitova's meeting with Boserup, a 25-year-old American ranked 86, will be no ordinary first-round match. Grigor Dimitrov might be seeded 11th at Roland Garros, but the Bulgarian has lost his last four matches at the French Open .

According to Cavaliers Coach Tyronn Lue, that task should get easier now that Cleveland is playing Golden State.

James has three National Basketball Association titles while Jordan has six. He played three halves against the Cavaliers before limping off the court in the middle of Game 2. LeBron James is striving to prove himself as the G.O.A.T. It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs.

"I said to to myself, 'we can't tie this series, we just can't do that '".

"I can't play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team". It starts with James, who is in his seventh consecutive NBA Finals. I think the biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being me. He's now third with 1,439. Actually, it doesn't even keep you in the NFL. I don't have to score the ball to make an impact in the basketball game. "Drawing two defenders and no matter if you win or lose, if you make the right play, it's OK".

Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well.

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