Netease Sports reported on September 27:
September 27, Beijing time,
LeBron played dominance in the first half, leading the Lakers to open the score and attracting numerous praises. The soon-to-36-year-old veteran can still perform like this in the playoffs, which undoubtedly adds to his career legend.
This is the ninth time LeBron has led his team to the Finals in the past ten years, including four consecutive finals with the Heat, four consecutive finals with the Cavaliers, and this year with the Lakers.
In NBA history, players who have played more than 10 Finals in their careers are rare, only Russell (12 times), Sam Jones (11 times), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (10 times), and now LeBron.
In 2019, he failed to bring the Lakers into the playoffs. Injuries were the main reason, followed by the team's internal chaos after the big deal failed. But when the Lakers got Davis, they immediately increased their strength and became the favorite team for the championship.
Despite this year's setbacks, in ten years, as the core of leading three different teams to the finals 9 times, this is not what ordinary stars can do.
Moreover, LeBron’s earlier resume is not ugly. He led the team to the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2010, the Eastern Conference finals in 2009, the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2008, and the finals in 2007.
LeBron once said that Tim Duncan seemed to "make home in the playoffs", but in fact, he is the one who lives in the playoffs. Duncan's statement that the future is his prediction in 2007 was not just a joke.