Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports
You saw this coming, right?
James was the best player in these 2013 finals, which is hardly a surprise. He's been playing at his own level for a couple of years now. Capping off a historically good season by scoring 37 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and hitting a bevy of mid-range jumpers to clinch a championship in Game 7 was a fitting end.
With by far the most at stake, James got the job done. What's incredible is that he did it by taking the exact shots the Spurs hoped he would. LBJ took 20 shots from outside the paint as San Antonio sagged off him and dared him to shoot.
He made nine of those attempts, winning a title by drilling the shot he spent his offseason honing. More than anything, James proved that there is no one way to guard him. He won Game 7 on San Antonio's terms.
With series averages of 25.3 points, 10.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists, James was more than deserving of his second straight NBA Finals MVP award.
Sometimes, there's backlash against excessive praise for James. But in cases like this, objective analysis can't really sound any other way. LeBron James was phenomenal in the biggest moments of the finals, and for that reason, he's the biggest winner of all.