LeBron’s Top-5 Finals Kicks

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and San Antonio Spurs forward Robert Horry, left, in the second half of Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball game in San Antonio, Thursday, June 7, 2007.The Spurs won, 85-76.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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

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