LeBron James stays good on his promise of delivering first NBA title to Cleveland Cavaliers 5 years ago

LeBron James stays good on his promise of delivering first NBA title to Cleveland Cavaliers

"What's most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio."

That's what LeBron James had to say in 2014 when he made the decision to return to his beloved Cleveland Cavaliers.

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On Sunday night, that delivery was signed for when James was named Finals MVP for the third time in his career as he made history with his starring role in the Cavs' series comeback, the first time that a team has overturned a 3-1 deficit to claim the Finals.

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

It took a gargantuan series performance from James to get the job done and, on Sunday evening, he scored 27 points, collected 11 rebounds and provided 11 assists en route to a dramatic 93-89 victory in Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors.

After Cavs' Kyrie Irving fired home a three-pointer to make it 92-89, the nail was put in the coffin by a James free throw with just 10 seconds remaining and there you had it.

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

“I’m home. I’m home," James said after the game. "This is what I came back for. I’m at a loss for words. This is unbelievable. It doesn’t feel real right now."

The victory over the Warriors, who had won an NBA-record 73 regular-season games, was not only the fulfilment of a promise but it was also the cementing of James among the top two basketball players of all time, alongside some familiar company in a certain Chicago Bulls legend.

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