After coming back from a 3-1 Finals deficit against in historic fashion and winning the Finals MVP, there is no denying that LeBron James is still the best player in the NBA.
The 2015-2016 season was a season that NBA fans and James alike will never forget. Not only did James bring Cleveland their first sports championship in over 50 years, but he did so in unbelievable fashion. He led all players in the Finals in points, assists, rebounds, steals, and blocks, becoming the first player in NBA history to do so. Not to mention, he did it all under the pressure of being down 3-1, and on the verge of potentially dropping his Finals record to 2-5.
James’ domination is unmatched, as he has represented the Eastern Conference in the Finals for six straight seasons and counting (one of eight players in history to play in the Finals six straight times). The scary part, is, is that he has no signs of slowing down. In his 13-year career (excluding his rookie year), James has NEVER averaged less than 25 points per game, 6 assists per game, 6 rebounds per game and shot worse than 47% from the field in a season. Combine that with his longevity of being one of the last teams standing and that’s the stuff of a legend.
LeBron is a once-in-a-lifetime player, and it’s clear that he has a firm grasp on the “best player in the NBA” title.