Speaking of Game 7’s, he’s been in 5 of them, going 3-2 in the process. In those games, he has averaged 34.4 PPG (highest all-time for Game 7’s), 9.0 RPG, and 3.6 APG. Those numbers are impressive, but don’t tell the whole story. All 3 of those wins have come in the last 2 seasons, as he has matured as a player.
Many people knock him for leaving Cleveland, and not sticking it out to see what he could achieve there. They bring up the fact that Michael, Magic and Bird never left, which is fine. Those guys had enough talent in place to never have a need to go elsewhere. The ironic thing about that is even in his leaving Cleveland for Miami, he has still found himself in moments where he is doing everything and looking for more help from his teammates, just as he did with the Cavs.
Statistically, he’s great. He has become the best player of his era. Individually, he’s accomplished as much as anyone. He’s performed extremely well in the playoffs, and has great playoff moments that will live on forever. His legacy is finally set in stone, after becoming a multiple championship winner. Love him or hate him, he’s one of the greatest talents the game has ever seen, and also one of the most accomplished. The scary part in all this is that he’s just completed his 10th season. His location in the Top 10 is always up for debate, but his spot amongst the 10 best players of all time is solidified.