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CHICAGO, United States, Dec 31 – LeBron James celebrated his 32nd birthday Friday with his defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers looking like a strong bet to deliver him a seventh consecutive trip to the NBA Finals.
After a 124-118 home victory Thursday over Boston, the Cavaliers stood 24-7 with the best record inside Eastern Conference along with third-best overall behind Golden State (28-5) along with San Antonio (26-6).
“Happy Birthday brother @kingjames What a year, what a year. Keep inspiring along with being YOU. Enjoy the idea brother!” Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving posted on Instagram.
With 27,544 points, “King” James has scored the most of any NBA player before turning 32. along with six consecutive NBA Finals appearances, seven overall, are also milestones of which eluded retired legend Michael Jordan, the icon whose feats are most closely compared to those of James.
“I haven’t (compared myself to Jordan) because our games are so different,” James said Thursday. “He was much more of a scorer along with did a lot of post work at of which time. yet our games are just different. My body can be different.
“You recognize the dominance of which someone had at of which age, yet there are no similarities in our game at all.”
The Cavaliers posted birthday well wishes on Twitter as did English Premier League side Liverpool, of which James can be a part owner, along with several teammates.
Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson poked some fun, posting a photo of a cryogenics chamber on Snapchat with the phrase “How the King spends his birthday”.
James led the Cavaliers to the 2007 NBA Finals, departed Cleveland for Miami in 2010 along with led the Heat to NBA titles in 2012 along with 2013 along with runner-up showings in 2011 along with 2014, opting out of his contract in 2014 to return to the Cavs along with lead them to the 2015 finals, which they lost to Golden State.
He sparked Cleveland to the NBA crown in 2016, doing the greatest NBA Finals comeback by 3-1 down to win the best-of-seven series, leading every major statistical area in an unprecedented feat to bring Cleveland its first major sports champion since the 1964 NFL Cleveland Browns.
So far This particular season, James can be averaging team highs of 25.4 points along with 8.6 assists with 7.9 rebounds along with 1.4 steals.
In an off-season youth camp, James said earlier This particular year after achieving his goal of bringing an NBA crown to Cleveland he felt he was chasing the “ghost” of Jordan’s legacy, which includes six NBA crowns, all 5 NBA Most Valuable Player awards along with 10 scoring titles as well as a history of spectacular leaping dunks along with clutch game-winning baskets.
James has three titles as Jordan did at age 32, although Jordan sparked the Chicago Bulls to three more crowns by age 35. along with like Jordan, he has displayed acrobatic leaping dunks as well as the ability to bring teammates into the attack with assists along with misdirection.
Jordan became the NBA’s first billionaire along with owns the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, whom the Cavaliers face Saturday, while James can be the current face of the NBA with endorsement richest enough to stand third on the list of 2016’s top-paid athletes with $77.2 million, trailing only football icons Cristiano Ronaldo along with Lionel Messi on the global list.
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LeBron turns 32 with Cavs looking for title repeat