By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer
The top-seeded Golden State Warriors had the Cleveland Cavaliers on the ropes, 3-1, which no team has ever rallied from to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals.
But rally they did, thanks to superstar LeBron James rising to the occasion.
James returned to the Cavs in 2014 after a four-year hiatus with Miami that led to two NBA championships. “I’ve had the goal for two years since I came back to bring a championship to the city,” he said.
“I gave it everything that I had. I poured my heart my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game.”
During the championship-clinching game, James scored 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists. Not surprisingly, he was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NBA Finals for a third time.
“I came back for a reason. I came back to bring a championship to our city,” James said.
“I knew what I was capable of doing. I knew what I learned in the last couple years that I was gone, and I knew I had the right ingredients and the right blueprint to help this franchise get back to a place that we’ve never been.”
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