When: February 19th, 6:30pm ET (ABC, ESPN, FOX, CBS) where: NBA TV, TNT, TNT GO, TNT NOW, TNT iHeartRadio, NBA TV app, NBA Mobile, NBA app app and the NBA app (US) title A look back at the 2017 NBA Finals
After years of seeing LeBron James become a fan favorite, some are starting to wonder what the Cavaliers superstar would have been like without him.
James was the centerpiece of the Cavs’ championship run, but injuries limited him to just 11 games over the past two seasons.
It’s a situation he’s been in for years, with him playing in just 10 of his first 11 seasons in the league.
It was a decision that had the potential to affect how the Cavaliers played their game, but instead James is playing with confidence this season, helping them win their second title in three seasons and end the NBA Finals drought.
It also came with a hefty price tag.
The Cavs paid $6.8 million per year in guaranteed money for James to be a part of the Finals.
They paid an average of $1.5 million per game for him, a mark that is now up to $10 million per season.
In fact, James has already paid an additional $2.5M in the next two seasons for his participation in the finals.
James, however, hasn’t been paying nearly as much this season as he has been in the past.
His numbers this year are down from what they were in 2016-17, with his total per-game total dropping from $15.7 million in 2017-18 to $12.7m this season.
This is mostly due to injuries to his body, and James has played in just 16 of the Cavaliers’ 38 games this season after missing 16 games the past four seasons.
But James hasn’t had to do it all by himself, as he’s joined by a slew of young talent.
LeBron James has averaged just 12.5 points per game over his past two campaigns, which is down from his previous seasons.
In 2017-2018, he was averaging just 15.9 points per contest.
This year, he’s averaging 22.2 points per outing.
This season, he also has scored 22.7 points per 36 minutes.
That’s the most of any player in the NBA over the last three seasons.
This has allowed him to lead the league in scoring and has also led to him being the league’s leading scorer.
James has taken over the scoring role, and his role has grown with his role.
He is averaging 20.9 PPG on 57.5 percent shooting in his past three seasons, up from 15.2 PPG in the first three seasons of his career.
His production on the boards has also risen, with the Cavs averaging 5.3 steals per game, which has jumped to 5.7 per game in the last four seasons (his first two seasons were in the second half of the 2010-11 season).
James is one of the most efficient scorers in the game, averaging 15.3 assists per game on 44.2 percent shooting.
He’s the league leader in scoring in assists per 36.7 minutes this season and is the league leading scorer in free throws made per game at 11.2 per game.
James is also the leading scorer with a career-high 11.4 rebounds per game this season on a career low of 3.8 per game last season.
While his numbers are down in his third season, James is still the best player on a Cavs team that is ranked in the top-10 in defensive rating and scoring defense.
He ranks fourth in offensive rating at 104.5 and seventh in offensive rebounding at 4.7.
It is fair to say that the Cavs have made James their top priority in the off-season, and he has proven he can still be a top-five scorer in the Western Conference.
In a league where there is a lot of elite teams in the West, Cleveland should be able to compete with any of the top teams in that conference.
If James can find a way to continue to lead his team to the Finals, it would be a very good sign for the Cavs.
James averaged 18.3 points per 100 possessions during the 2016-2017 season, which was down from 20.8 in 2017.
In this season’s playoffs, he scored 17.2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals and 15.5 in Game 6 of the Western finals.
This would be the first time since LeBron James was in the Finals in 2013-2014 that he scored more than 16 points per 40 minutes in the playoffs.
This could help his case to win MVP.
In addition, James should be considered a long-term asset for the Cavaliers.
He could play the final 10 games of the regular season, potentially giving him a chance to start in Game 1 of the finals and help