LeBron James reaches another milestone after finishing 2020 playoffs with 25+ point average
Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James has once again proven that he is a winner after grabbing his fourth ring in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals. He is now the only player in NBA history to average more than 25 points per game in the playoffs on three different championship-winning teams, namely the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Lakers, according to NBA Stats.
LeBron James is the only player in NBA history to average 25+ PPG in the playoffs on 3 different franchises' championship-winning teams. pic.twitter.com/vFYBAIr3p6
— NBA.com/Stats (@nbastats) October 12, 2020
As a member of the title-winning Heat, James averaged 30.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists through 23 games played in the 2012 NBA playoffs. He eventually led his squad to a Finals tilt against the Oklahoma City Thunder where the Heat won in five games to give James his first career title.
In the following year, James suffered a slight dip but still recorded impressive numbers of 25.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.6 assists through 23 games played in the 2013 NBA playoffs. He tormented the veteran-laden San Antonio Spurs on a seven-game series to give the Heat franchise its back-to-back titles.
Returning as a Cleveland Cavalier, James tallied averages of 26.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.6 assists through 21 games played in the 2016 NBA playoffs. The Ohio-based squad reached the NBA Finals where they met with the 73-9 Golden State Warriors and successfully mounted the improbable 3-1 series deficit comeback to give James his third ring.
Most recently as a Los Angeles Laker, the 16-time All-Star posted norms of 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.8 assists through 21 games played in the 2020 NBA playoffs. His newly-formed tandem with Anthony Davis proved to be too much for the Heat as the Purple and Gold won on a 4-2 series outcome.
With the 2020 NBA championship now on-hand for James, he now has won all Finals MVP honors in each of his four victories in the championship stage thus far. The 35-year old’s most recent achievement of giving the Lakers franchise its 17th title further solidifies his case as one of the game’s all-time greats.