LeBron James has been the NBA's best player for several years, but the four-time MVP believes his current form probably exceeds anything he has put forth over the course of his incredible 12-year career.
According to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin, the two-time NBA champion and NBA Finals MVP feels as though all aspects of his game are forming a more complete package than ever before.
"I think if you put it all together, yeah," James said. "If you put everything together as far as my mind, my body, my game. If you put everything in one bottle, this is probably the best I've been."
It is difficult to argue with King James' assessment. He has led the Cavs on a fairly easy march to the NBA Finals—swept the Celtics, took the Bulls out in six games and swept the Hawks—despite Kevin Love being out of action since the Boston series with a dislocated shoulder and Kyrie Irving being limited due to a knee injury.
With so many variables to deal with, TNT's Kenny Smith has no doubt James' fifth consecutive Finals appearance is his most impressive achievement yet:
The 30-year-old is averaging 27.6 points, 10.4 rebounds and 8.3 assists during the playoffs, which exceeds what he was able to accomplish as an MVP candidate during the regular season.
While James is confident in how well he's playing, he isn't ready to declare the 2015 playoffs his best until he hoists the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the third time, according to McMenamin.
"I don't know, I've had some great playoff runs before," said James. "I don't know if this is the top right now. We'll see in less than a month."
It isn't often that LeBron is the underdog, but that will be the case when the Finals begin June 4 at Oracle Arena. Las Vegas favors the Stephen Curry-led Golden State Warriors to take home the title, according to Odds Shark (Warriors are at 10-19 while the Cavs are at 33-20).
James may be the one player capable of taking down a great team essentially on his own, and if he receives a bit of help from his supporting cast, then even the Dubs may not have enough firepower to prevent the future Hall of Famer from ascending to the throne once again.
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