This weekend LeBron James wowed the NBA yet again with his team’s Game 7 win against the Boston Celtics. The Cavs started the series poorly, quickly going down 0-2 but they rallied to win 4 of the last 5 games and advance to the NBA Finals. At times it appeared as though LeBron was playing 1 v 5; carrying the Cavilers in ways only King James could. His dominance throughout the Playoffs will go down as one of his all-time career accomplishments- this¬†team shouldn’t have gone¬†this far, facts. With his 9th Finals appearance approaching this week, lets take a look back at his top-5 best Finals kicks (in our opinion).

The First Go

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Shoe: Nike Solider 1; 2007
Opponent: San Antonio Spurs
Outcome: Loss
Importance: First of many Finals appearances; carried an underwhelming supporting cast

Kingdom Come

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Shoe: Nike LeBron 9 PS; 2012
Opponent: OKC Thunder
Outcome: Win
Importance: First NBA Championship; first Finals MVP

Two-piece ‘Chips

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Shoe: Nike LeBron X PS; 2013
Opponent: San Antonio Spurs
Outsole: Win
Importance: Back-to-back championships and Finals MVPs

For His City

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Shoe: Nike Soldier X; 2016
Opponent: Golden State Warriors
Outcome: Win
Importance: Cleveland’s first NBA Championship; first Finals team to come back from 1-3

No Quitting

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Shoe: Soldier XI, 2017
Opponent: Golden State Warriors
Outcome: Loss
Importance: Averaged tripple-double; debut of shoe