Support #3: The next year, James helped lead histeam to the finals and faced the Spurs.
The Heat won the series in seven games;James scored 37 points in the final game and won the finals MVP award for thesecond year in a row. In 2013-2014, LeBron scored 61 points in a single game,his career high, as he and the Heat attempted a third championship in a row.They made it to the finals once again for a rematch with the Spurs but lost infive games. After this, he authored an essay in Sports Illustrated where he announced that he would be returningthe Cleveland Cavaliers and signing a two-year contract with the team. In hisreturning year, the team made it into the finals again against the Golden StateWarriors. Although James averaged 36 points per game in the series, the Cavslost to Golden State in 6 games. In the following season, the proceeded to thefinals again against the Golden State Warriors, who had an impressive seasonwhere they set an NBA record with 73 wins in the regular season.
This time theCavaliers won in seven games. LeBron averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9assists and became the third NBA player to achieve a triple-double (reachingdouble digits in three of the five main statistical categories; points,assists, rebounds, steals and blocks) in game seven of the finals. He wasunanimously voted MVP of the NBA finals that year.
The Cavs were expected to doexceptionally well in the Eastern Conference again in the 2016-2017 season.However, there were several injuries and tension throughout the team which ledto hectic play. Cleveland went on to defeat the Boston Celtics for the EasternConference championship, in which James surpassed Michael Jordan as theleague’s top all-time play-off scoring leader. This led too the Cavs thirdstraight finals contest against Golden State, which was also James’ seventhstraight finals appearance. The Cavaliers lost, but James set a record as thefirst player in NBA history to average a triple-double in the finals, withstatistics of 33.6 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the entire series.