Welcome to another segment Off step back three sports podcast.
So tonight I'll be talking about the the LeBron James career in the NBA Finals.
Before we start the rial debate, I'm gonna give you, uh for each for each of us and be finals.
So before I really get to the DB.
So in 2007 he played the Spurs and he took a garbage deep clean colors.
In 2007 the Onley player was close.
There is nobody.
It was only LeBron LeBron LeBron.
But LeBron had a horrible, horrible and being finals.
His first Kurt and B A finals was her because on there was also a shaky start is he averaged 5.
8 turnovers again and take our sweat sweat by the vintage dynasty Spurs.
And that is the most turnovers per game for a player.
Yes, in third in the past 30 years. And that is horrible.
So welcome stuff, lover.
So 2nd, 2011 as the Heat The team Dream team was defeated four to buy the Mavs LeBron average 17 points again in the finals and the Onley time in his whole career that he averaged a lesson than 20 in the plant in the serious Waas That and B A Finals.
That's which makes him so good.
So in 2012 LeBron LeBron to eight for first drink finally ended, and he was pivotal in he for one success against the Big Three.
Okay, see? And we'll talk about the okay, see in a different segment.
But he finished Dad game deciding game, which was Game five.
He had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 times, and that came was the first player LeBron was the first player since James Worthy have a 25 point triple double.
You know title, could you? In 2013 the Heat went back back by defeating disperse 43 And then the process.
LeBron became the first player tough to triple doubles and a single final since Magic in 1991 and the second of those came in Miami.
Incredible Game six.
Come back over time when after your down five or 22nd 26 Tremaine And thanks for the fall Steph Lover.
Appreciate your grief.
Now they're finals.
LeBron became the first player toe average at least 25 points per game on a minimum of 50% 3 point shooting in the finals since rest in peace and alleged Kobe Bryant to 2002.
However, who wasn't it wasn't enough as the he got a slump by the Spurs for one against Walls, the dynasty Spurs and the next is that he made the finals once again.
But this time he played the Warriors for the first time and that's what started The Cows and Warriors dynasty and the Cavs lost for two and James produced a string of stellar displace against the Golden State Warriors to become the first player to average 35 points a game in the finals, said Shack did in 2002 in 2016 another rematch against the Warriors.
LeBron another finals.
LeBron made the first ever come back down 31 in the finals.
He had a phenomenal block on Iggy with less than two minutes remaining, and after that play he found Curry to seal the victory for the CAFS, their first championship in the homeland decades and decades 2017 another finals.
But the worries gained of vengeance.
But before, when 41 win despite LeBron averaging 30 point triple double in the finals, a feat that nobody has ever done since the NBA merger with a being 2018.
Another finals and things could have been very different.
But French Terry Smith blunder at the end of fourth quarter off game because LeBron that came became the first player with a 50 point game of the Finals since MJ in 1993 on Golden State.
One that came and they swept the Cavs.
So next year he left Cleveland Digital in L.
A Lakers, and after missing the past with his first yard Lakers, LeBron had a chance to join John Salley and Robert Ory as the only players to win a title with three different deal.
And guess what? He did this.
He'd be combined.
Me, But first, I wanna have tell everyone that's been hating all abroad and that he always says that the East this week? Well, people say the only reason that people say that the East this week, it's because he blows out teams.
Hawaii Gotta get water open back.
Okay, sorry about that.
So what I was saying is that everyone's always hating chips all the time because he goes to the finals every season that he cake walks you area.
He doesn't cakewalk.
He just bulls out teams.
He blows out teams, guys, and that's see, that's the thing.
He pulls close out teams, and that's what he he has done.
And people say that he cake walks, but he doesn't cakewalk Dutch.
They That's the problem with Team.
What people always hating on him, Because because he cake walks, he doesn't take walk to the finals.
The reason you guys think Ikea cost because you think it's easy that other players ourself and that's not the case.
The reason he cake walks as you hate yourself.
He doesn't kick off.
He placed, and that's why you guys think it's a cakewalk because he blows out everything in the problem with all these other guys.
James Harden's Cade's, the other two combos, de Westbrook's The Chris Balls, Colonel Anthony's because they don't play on 100%.
They never give it their all from Game one of the N B off the N B A playoffs Thio gain seven to the N B A finals.
That's why LeBron is one of the greatest players to ever play the game.
This one put playoffs matters regular season.
It does not all you have to do it when she's in me.
On the rest is history because it doesn't matter if you're the first seed or they see the deep playoffs.
Is it different? And people always hate abroad because he cake walks.
He doesn't take walks in the finals.
It Zanotti easy to.
Maybe you guys think it's easy for him because he does every every season because he plays, he give it.
So he plays 100%.
And yes, in 2007 Finals, he averaged five turnovers and yes in the 2011 and be funnels he played.
He hit him in school board and fourth quarters.
He averaged 17 points again took.
We know that, but to get to the finals there's two teams that go to the finals every to and there's a 30 teams and it's not easy to get to the final, says LeBron.
Has to give it his all, gives his whole energy from tip off game, the playhouse to game, whatever the finals and that's the problem.
But you gotta give respect where respect is due.
You got to give respect where respect is due and that's the problem.
Deep Can't get it done.
You guys need to give respectful bronze.
You might think it's easy, but at the end, it's not that easy.
It's not that easy.
It's not that easy, because this example dis ease.
I think this is for sure before the playoffs start.
Lakers looking all those thick enough you're facing red hot.
Pull the trippers.
Melo is playing wonderful piece.
Damos is just too good.
CJ's playing D I.
Son, White side is playing good defense and Nurkic just back and everyone said Blazers and five deliberate blazers and things.
And what did LeBron Chiefs? He beat them in five games.
And what did you guys? Oh, the 00.
8 c? It's so easy. Cakewalk.
So before the playoffs start, you guys, please.
But which we beat them.
No, I'm not a Laker fan.
I'm a little broad.
Once Lakers beat the floor a cakewalk.
It's you guys voted against LBJ, and when he wins, it's suddenly a Keiko because he plays his all.
That's what other players do not do like the Westbrook's and the heart.
It's the honest Melrose, the C P threes.
All these guys who were in their prime, it Paul and mellow.
Yeah, when they were in her prime, they didn't give it to their own, because if they did, we wouldn't be sitting here talking Onley about LeBron's career in the Files.
But this is the problem.
We wouldn't be sitting here talking about one player going to the finals.
Did you know that Chris Paul never made the finals criminal? Anthony never made it.
James Harden made it once.
Katy made it like four times, but the honest he didn't make the finals.
I don't care if he's 56.
7th year, he should be dominant company, but we're tumble.
Oh, they said the Rockets best three point shouldn't team in the lead there.
The Lakers number in class, too, in the last 23 seasons.
So what didn't happen? Lakers went in front, And what did you guys say when they beat her up? It's a cakewalk.
Harden and Westbrook's not that great.
He's a liability on defense it.
So before they facing rockets, you had the rock and when we beat them and then you say, Oh, it's a cakewalk And then you put the Nuggets before you said Lakers and seven Nuggets and seven.
And then when we beat them in five games, what did you hit her son? It's a cakewalk.
You gotta give respect to LeBron.
He has proven you haters.
One second he's and we'll still be the best player until he tires.
All these guys that you always faulted for the M V P are not close toe LeBron's level is because I don't think 80 is yes, he has the potential, but he's not super consistent.
That's why I get in with finals, that LeBron was consistent and he carried that for men.
This has to stop on hating on LeBron James, kid from Akron.
You need to give him respect.
At age 35 he averaged close to a triple double.
She carried this team he carried, and as I told everyone before that to win and be total novels.
If you have a stew superstar or don't example 2011 Dallas Mavericks, could they have jerk who is a superstar Jake.
Jason Terry was end of his Kurt D.
Shawn Stevenson was in his prime.
Shawn Marion was the end of his career.
Tyson Chandler was still developing.
So right there tells you don't need a separate team.
That's not a super team, a super team.
It's like Steph Clay Dream one. Katie.
You don't need a CBS.
You might think Lakers are super T, but they're not.
They're not a super team.
They're not because A D hasn't proved yet that he's a lecture superstar because if he did, the Republicans would have gone some with us with.
They didn't go anywhere.
That's the problem.
Steph Curry developed Clay Thompson developed German cream like that.
Here they were superstar.
That was the year before.
He wants a P three, so they haven't proven their superstar because they can't bounced.
But that tells you that finals appearance made him that degree.
And I told you guys next year they will be scared.
The Golden State Warriors won't be scared.
Did you hurt for me? First, they will still be the top team to be stuff.
Stuff back from injury already, Steph, or you look a little gust of practicing.
He was still dangerous to this day.
Steph Curry is the best pointer and you'd be clay thumbs.
Best shooter play defense.
Opposing Scar and you still got dream on.
Green, who could still play defense, could move the ball better at hot 90%.
Big commanding lead, but like 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Flopping Tiger.
Killing wasn't great.
That's a lot of super do You don't need 20 All Stars.
2019 Toronto Raptors coil on it.
The only star who did they have they had supporting.
Cast that ball Carl Lottery.
Power friendly flu.
Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Danny Green.
You had all these guys role players.
That is not super team.
And this season towards you to in the title.
You need here stars to step it up, but you need a supporting cast.
If you don't have a supporting cast.
You know what? That's what happened in 2007.
The 2000 and 11 Mind me 14 by me.
2015 calves, the whole 17 Cavs 2018 Calves 2019 Warriors 2020 Might be your stars.
Did not play well on Understand Katie Usage and claim a Game six in this Game three.
He played most of their finals.
Steph played a few minutes off the finals and he struggled, especially in games.
So you need a supporting cast and your starts to stop.
The stars can't carry because you know what? The 2011 are fixed.
You guys already know what they did.
The supporting cast Jason Terry and I forgot J J Barea Barrier.
He was a key impact to a tight off them.
So you're gonna give credit where credit is due on enough off the heading for Brown.
It was Mikako this before they played these teams.
You guys Internet, believe in what brought who's 35? You know, once he kills all those tapes.
You guys said it was cool.
It was not Keiko.
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