When Lebron became THE KING

By: OutOfSightSports


When Lebron became THE KING

LeBron James put on a legendary performance in Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Pistons. The Cleveland Cavaliers were heavy underdogs in the series and needed a win to stay alive.

LeBron rose to the challenge and carried his team on his back. He scored 29 of Cleveland’s final 30 points, including the team’s last 25 points in the fourth quarter and both overtimes. LeBron hit jump shots, three-pointers, and drove to the basket for layups, showing off his incredible scoring ability from all areas of the court.

LeBron’s iconic G5 layup in 200

The game was tied at 107-107 with just seconds remaining in the second overtime. LeBron took the ball and drove to the basket, finishing with a layup over two defenders to give the Cavaliers a 109-107 lead with 2.2 seconds left. Detroit had one last chance to tie or win the game, but missed a desperation shot as time expired, giving Cleveland the win.

LeBron finished with a career-high 48 points at the time, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists in the game. His scoring outburst was one of the greatest performances in NBA playoff history, and it was clear that he was destined for greatness in the league.

In Game 6, James scored 20 points and had 14 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to a 98-82 victory, securing their spot in the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs proved to be too much for the Cavaliers in the Finals, sweeping them in four games, but James’ performance in the Eastern Conference Finals remains one of the greatest in NBA history.

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