James' former Miami Heat team failed to land a championship upon the first year of their inception, they went on to win back to back titles, both in 2012 and 2013, a feat rarely achieved by National Basketball Association teams.
The two-time US Olympic gold medallist scored more than 30 points in each of the five games - the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 for the LA Lakers - and averaged 35.2 per game across the series.
Not to mention he got a quick jab at his critics with a well-timed Nike commercial shorty after the confetti fell in Oracle Arena.
- Golden State became the fifth team in NBA Finals history to score 129+ points multiple times in a single series, and the first to do so since the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977. James has now slipped to 3-5 in the NBA Finals.
Veterans gather to raise Armed Forces Flag in Petersfield
The covenant represents a promise by the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. He said ministers were "working hard" to help veterans on issues such as healthcare, housing and education.
There aren't usually words for that kind of sacrifice, but Kevin Durant found just the right ones, when he gave his mom a tearful shoutout in his acceptance speech for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award three years ago.
But Durant was quick to congratulate last year's champions. "So, I do not anticipate any issues with him staying".
"I'm not the GM of the team; I'm not in the front office, but I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said.
James hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and the Cavs didn't go away, cutting a 17-point deficit to three in the opening minute of the fourth quarter with help from Smith's 25 points.
LEBRON JAMES: Well, I'm not happy he won his first. "I don't believe we're a super-team here".
While the Warriors haven't formally met to discuss whether they will visit President Donald Trump's White House as is customary for championship teams, Curry said his mind hasn't changed from when he was asked earlier this year about the possibility. Now we are left to an offseason of people wondering just how long this dynasty could last.