And now he has four NBA titles to his name. True, he did not win every final that he was expected to, like Michael Jordan did. And we all remember what occurred in 2016, when LeBron brought the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat the Golden State Warriors 73-9. But considering how many games they were behind after three rounds of playoffs, it's safe to say that Jordan and Miami were never in danger of losing.
LeBron James is one of the greatest players in NBA history. His ability to lead his team to victory in the most intense situations is unmatched. He's won more than just games but also championships. In 2016, he became the first player to join the exclusive circle of winners at the summit of sportsmanship too. During that season, he was awarded the NBA Conmendation Award for the "Most Valuable Player" of the league's regular season.
In 2020, James will be going for his third championship ring. He will be facing off against his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have hired him as their head coach. This will be his second go-around in the Finals; he lost to the Golden State Warriors in 2017. The Cavs are still looking for their first title since 1995 when they were known as the Chicago Bulls. They have been to the Finals twice before, in 2007 vs. the Detroit Pistons and 2018 vs. the Boston Celtics, but they've never been able to bring home the trophy.
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Michael Jordan appeared in six NBA Finals throughout the course of his 15-year career. He went to the playoffs five times during that period, with no season lasting longer than four months. Jordan won the first two championships of his career in 1991 and 1992, losing in 1993 to 32-year-old Larry Bird and then winning his third title in 1996. He dropped the next two games in 1997 and 1998 to Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury, respectively, before winning his fourth championship in 1999 against the Brooklyn Nets. The Chicago Bulls defeated the Utah Jazz 4-3 in 2000 before losing to the New Jersey Nets in seven games in 2001.
During those six Finals appearances, Jordan averaged 50.8 minutes per game, scored 20.5 points per game, grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game, and dished out 2.1 assists per game. His 6.4 rebounds per game average was second only to David Robinson's 7.0 boards per game in 1996 or Gary Payton's 7.5 boards per game in 1997.
In addition to being one of the best players of all time, Michael Jordan is also one of the most successful postseason performers of all time.
There are six championships. He played in the NBA for 15 years, earning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. The last championship was in 2016 when he coached the Wizards to their first title.
He also won three Olympic gold medals with USA Basketball.
The official website of the NBA says that Jordan is one of only eight players (Mark McGwire, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, and LeBron James) to have won both an NCAA Division I Championship and an NBA Championship.
In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Jordan has been named the greatest basketball player of all time by various sources including ESPN, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Time.
He currently serves as a consultant for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards and as co-owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Jordan was born on February 17th, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played high school basketball for La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana before graduating in 1981. That same year, he started playing college basketball for the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.