This Postseason is More About Celebrating LeBron Than Title Opportunity

Of course, I want the Cavs to win the championship. What Cleveland fan wouldn’t? But it’s gotten to the point where I’ve realized there is a greater purpose to this postseason and that is celebrating LeBron James and him securing his legacy as the Greatest of All-Time, which I believe he already has.

In Game 3 against the Toronto Raptors, LeBron hit a game-winning fade-away one-handed shot off the glass as time expired to win the contest, 105-103, and give the Cavs a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

The Cavs are going to win this series against the Raptors, will likely play the Boston Celtics in the Conference Finals (they’re up 3-0 against the 76ers currently) and will likely face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the 4th time in a row, although Houston may give them a run for their money.

I don’t think even LeBron can beat the Warriors after Kevin Durant the snake sellout went there before last season, but the King has proven me wrong time and time again.

More so, what we are currently witnessing is a man in his 15th season completely dominate the playoffs, hit two game-winners in a week and silence all doubters. Most players by their 15th year are golfing or coming off the bench. LeBron is still playing like a MVP and then some.

I’ve expressed my concerns with this Cavs team but none of that is directed at LeBron. He’s put the team on his back, similarly to his first seven years with Cleveland. He’s starting to get help from guys like Kevin Love and Kyle Korver, but LeBron is running the show.

What’s scary to think about is there will be a day when LeBron retires and I don’t think there will be another player in the NBA quite like him…ever.

Sure, capping off this season with a championship would cement LeBron’s legacy even further. But what else does the man have to prove at this point?

I’m just appreciating every single game. Not only is the greatest player ever on my hometown team, but I and many others grew up with LeBron. He was a part of our childhood. Shooting hoops in the driveway, we were the man that hit the game-winner tonight. Just a lot shorter, in most cases.

Every year since LeBron has returned it’s been a “title or bust” attitude. In 2016, the Cavs came back from down 3-1 and won that glorious trophy. I think that took a lot of pressure off LeBron and us Cavs fans.

For me, I am ready to see the Indians win a World Series and the Browns win a Super Bowl. If the Cavs won the title again, of course, I’d go crazy just like in ’16. But it’s really not about that right now. It’s celebrating the greatest there ever was and watching him play in what could be his final season in Cleveland (hopefully not).

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show because one day LeBron is just going to be a story to be told and not a man in uniform.

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