The 2016 NBA Finals were unexpected to say the least. The Cavaliers were down three games to the Golden State Warriors, but managed to make a comeback with LeBron James spearheading the team. This might have been one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, considering the Warriors’ team was stacked with all-stars.
In a new episode of ESPN’s More Than An Athlete, James said that comeback cemented his legacy.
“That one right there made me the greatest player of all time,” James explained.
“Everybody was just talking — how [the Warriors] were the greatest team of all time, like it was the greatest team ever assembled. And for us to come back, you know, the way we came back in that fashion, I was like, ‘You did, you did something special.’ That’s probably one of the only times in my career I felt like, oh, s—, like you did something special. I haven’t had, really had time, to really, like, sit back and think, but that … that was a moment.” He said.
LeBron went on to add that just being compared to Michael Jordan is an extraordinary feeling. Hopefully James can help bring the city of Los Angeles a new championship soon.