LeBron James: What Would Win over Celtics Mean for Heat Star's Legacy?
LeBron James Is One Win Away From the Eastern Conference Finals
Despite all of his accolades, one things LeBron James does not have is a series win over the Boston Celtics.
Twice he's faced this team in the postseason and twice he found himself heading home, especially after last year's debacle where it seemed like LeBron all but quit on the series and on his team as the Celtics stormed to an eventual Finals run.
The Celtics are James' biggest obstacle and they were a team that gave the Heat fits all season long, and overcoming this hurdle in the fashion the Heat have will be massive for his confidence heading deeper into the postseason.
The reality is that the Celtics were what the Detroit Pistons were to Michael Jordan during the early stages of his career, and this series could be the factor that helps drive the Heat to the NBA Finals in the first year of this experiment in South Beach.
We've defined LeBron by his playoff failures, and for him to get rid of the ghost of playoffs past would be huge for him and his legacy. James has the reputation as a playoff choker, and he's played well in this series except for Game 3.
In the past, even Jordan was talked about as someone that couldn't get over the hump and experience real postseason success. There is a lot of similarities between Jordan and James and tonight could be the game that sends LeBron on the type of winning spree that we haven't seen in a long, long time.
Tonight, the Heat will dispose of the Celtics, and in the end, it will be something we talk about when we look back at James' career.
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