ESPY Awards 2012: Power Ranking Nominees for Best Championship Performance

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ESPY Awards 2012: Power Ranking Nominees for Best Championship Performance
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Arguably the most important ESPY category, winning the award for Best Championship Performance solidifies your ability to come through in the clutch.

For some on the list (LeBron James) this means everything. He has been working towards coming through in the season’s biggest moment his entire career, and finally the monkey has been lifted.

For others (David Freese, Jonathan Quick) it was their chance to officially breakout onto the scene. They went from being unknowns to household names in the span of one series. They are the perfect example of the phrase “legends are made in the postseason."

But who had the most success under the bright lights this past year? Whose team would have failed without the performance of one man?

In a category with five incredibly worthy candidates, here are the power rankings for the Best Championship Performance. 

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