Written by Dominic Wright, May 31st, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Whether you love LeBron or hate him, you can not discredit his legacy and the history he has made in the NBA. Friday night during the Eastern Conference Finals match-up, LeBron added to his legacy by placing himself on a list of NBA players that has been to the finals for six consecutive years.
LeBron James’s Latest Achievement
Cleveland Cavalier fans should all be thrilled about this amazing achievement because he placed himself on a list that no player has ever been placed on since 1969. To be placed on a list that has not been touched in 50 years says a lot about the play of the King and the teams he has played on.
When LeBron took his talents down to Miami in 2010, he joined the Heat to play alongside the talents of Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Together the team has played well and even added a few accomplishments to the organization.
LeBron James has been to the finals seven times in his career and Friday night solidified his placement as the eighth player of all time to go to the finals six times consecutively. There is a reason why they call him the King. We are witnessing greatness by LeBron James this entire post season where he played fewer minutes in the post season than he usually does, and went on an 11-0 run with the Cavaliers through the majority of the NBA playoffs.
Although LeBron lost in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, he was the only player in the NBA finals to lead both teams in points, assists, and rebounds. It seems as if the king can not be stopped in the post-season even if he has multiple players on his team out due to injury.
LeBron has been placed eighth on the list of players that has been to the finals the most within the last 50 years, which ties him with Kobe Bryant who has been there seven times as well. LeBron has been able to make the finals six times. By doing so he was able to pour in five triple-doubles, which places him behind Magic Johnson, who spearheads with eight triple-doubles.
With the Cleveland Cavaliers being healthy this year through the entire post-season where they won 11 straight games, the sky would be the limit for them this year in the finals. It could be agreed that the king is looking to regain his throne once the NBA Finals start.