NBA Finals MVP: LeBron James Named NBA Finals MVP for Second Straight Year

Jun 20, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second quarter of game seven in the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James is the best player in the NBA and he proved that once again in the NBA Finals when he rallied his team, helped them comeback from behind in the series against the Spurs and take home yet another NBA Finals trophy. The Heat are a team of individuals it seems but LeBron put the work in to bring them all together as a team and win Game 7 of the Finals.

His latest Finals MVP is vindication for LeBron who has taken more flak than any other player in the NBA and is scrutinized more than any other player in professional sports today. But despite the hate he gets from all angles all the time, LeBron stood tall like the superstar he is and he did all he came to Miami to do — lead and win rings.

He now has two rings and joins very prestigious company in being an back-to-back champion and a back-to-back Finals MVP.

James was well within his rights when he stood up and essentially told his haters to get off his back now when Doris Burke asked him about the pressure others have put on him. He’s right when he says he’s just a kid from inner-city Akron but that kid is now the best player in the NBA and we have to seriously have the conversation about him being the best player of all-time.

Nobody wants to hear it, but James now has four MVP trophies, two NBA rings and two Finals MVPs under his belt which is more than what Michael Jordan had at age 28. They’re both different players and while the debate will never ever be settled, we can all agree that LeBron graduated from a guy who is still chasing Jordan to a bonafide NBA legend on Thursday night.

You can argue and claim otherwise, but LeBron will simply refer you to his two NBA Finals rings he can place directly on his middle fingers — because he’s earned that right by leading his team the way he did on his way to earning yet another NBA Finals MVP award.

Topics: Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Finals

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