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LeBron has done a lot of that over the past three seasons, even with the always fixated eye of the NBA world glaring at him. Despite the calamity and distractions that have constantly tried to derail his career, LeBron has done what was once thought to be impossible by improving his overall line of work.
Since leaving Cleveland, the future G.O.A.T has only added to his game. He tacked on a post game and an improved jumper that flourished in a remarkable 2012-13 season that had him winning league MVP and setting the seventh-highest PER in NBA history.
James, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players in the top 10 in PER. LeBron is in the top 11 four times, including the past two MVP seasons with the Heat.
He’s become such a polarizing figure that we almost forget he’s surrounded by future Hall of Famers in Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. It’s no disrespect to any of those players. It’s just that LeBron is in a league of his own, and has separated himself even from the greats of today.
Nobody in today’s game can compare to LeBron after the past two years he’s had. Two championships, two league MVP’s, two Finals MVP’s, a gold medal, and it’s even arguable that he deserved one of the past two Defensive Player of the Year awards. It’s all in a season’s work for the four-time MVP.
To truly get an understanding of how LeBron conducts himself on the court, one has to watch any of his games. He puts in an effort on both sides of the court with such efficiency and mastery over the game that it almost seems impossible to believe it could happen on a daily basis.
Yet, here we are narrowing down LeBron’s 10 best games of his Miami Heat tenure, which has only been three years. It’s incredibly difficult because of the number of gaudy box scores and significant moments LeBron has shown in.
Knocking down LeBron’s 10 best games over the past three years wasn’t easy. In fact, there are at least 10 or 15 games that could easily be swapped out with the number 10 on this list.
Consider it a testament to LeBron’s out-of-this-world consistency.
All statistics via basketball-reference.com.