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6 Best Moments of LeBron James' Career

When it's all said and done, LeBron James will finish as one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen. His blend of passing, rebounding, scoring, and defending is unmatched. The way James brings out the best possible production in his teammates is a trait that only few legends possess. 


As of right now, LeBron James is a three-time NBA Champion, three-time Finals MVP, four-time MVP, and a 13-time NBA All-Star. While those achievements are already Hall of Fame worthy, the King isn't done yet. In fact, here are his six best moments of his career so far. 

6. Game-Winner vs. Magic

Although the Cavaliers ended up losing the Eastern Conference Finals to the Orlando Magic in six games, this shot will always go down in history for LeBron James. This game-winner at a high level of difficulty while all the pressure of the NBA world was leaning on him. While James has had many great fourth quarter moments, this is by far his best buzzer beater. 

5. 25 Straight Points Against Detroit

In one of the best postseason performances of all-time, LeBron James shocked the basketball world by scoring the last 25 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the broadcast, Steve Kerr called LeBron's effort Jordan-esque, and who could blame him? James finished with 48 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. At 21, LeBron James knocked off a super talented Detroit Pistons team with an incredible performance.

4. Game 7 Dagger Against the Spurs

This 2013 NBA Finals series alone will go down as one of the most crucial moments for LeBron James and his legacy. Not only did Miami snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in Game 6, but they were able to finish it off and capture their second straight title. 


Gregg Popovich made it known that if LeBron James was going to beat his Spurs, it would be with outside shooting. While James didn't shoot particularly well during the series, he came up big in Game 7. With the series on the line, James finished with 37 points, 12 rebounds, and even knocked down five three-pointers. Most importantly, the King knocked down a monumental mid-range jump shot to seal the deal. 

3. 45-Point Performance Against Boston in ECF

This was the game that saved LeBron James from becoming just another talented player. With the Miami Heat one game away from elimination, the media questioned LeBron's toughness. They thought he didn't have the killer instinct to win a ring, or the drive to push through adversity. 


Well, all those thoughts were obliterated in this phenomenal 45-point effort. From opening tip, to the final buzzer, the King was hellbent on forcing a Game 7 in Miami. Even with the Celtics' big three and roaring crowd against him, James delivered time after time.  After all the doubt that was put upon him, James proved he belonged in that class of legends. 

2. Capturing His First Ring

After seven seasons in Cleveland, LeBron James made "The Decision" to play for the Miami Heat. With the ultimate goal of winning a championship, the Heat made it to the Finals in 2011, but lost to the Dallas Mavericks. In one of the worst performances in his career, James knew he was the reason for their shortcomings.


Fast forward to 2012, where LeBron James dominated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals. Not only did he win his first championship ever, but he also won the NBA Finals MVP trophy. His 28.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game, played the driving force in Miami's victories. 

1. The Block & Game 7 Win in 2016 NBA Finals

There's no way around it: this might be the most historic play in NBA history. If LeBron James doesn't make this superhuman block, there's no telling how this game ends. Between knocking off the Warriors and coming back from a 3-1 deficit, this series will always be the most defining for James. 


It's fitting that LeBron's best moment ends up being a defensive play. After years of being snubbed as the Defensive Player of the Year, he shows on the biggest stage there is, that he will go down as one of the best two-way players of all time. Oh, let's not forget that he averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 2.3 blocks per game. Without a doubt, this series was the best moment of his legendary career.