LeBron James‘ legacy is cemented.

James, on the back of a remarkable triple-double in Game 7, has lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a historic NBA Championship.

The Cavs became the first team in NBA history to rally from a 3-1 deficit in an NBA Finals series, after overcoming a gallant Golden State Warriors in a tense Game 7, running out 93-89 winners.

The win is the City of Cleveland’s first major sports championship since 1964, ending a drought of 159-combined seasons across three major American professional sports. It is also the Cavaliers’ first championship in franchise history.

In winning today, Matthew Dellavedova becomes only the sixth Australian to win an NBA Championship, following in the footsteps of Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Aron Baynes, Patty Mills, and Andrew Bogut.

A stringent and dogged defensive effort from the Cavs helped them seal the deciding and tense game 7, with their full-court efforts helping to restrict the Warriors star MVP Steph Curry to a well below-average 17 points.

For his efforts throughout the NBA Finals, LeBron James was awarded the Bill Russell Trophy as the Finals’ Most Valuable Player.


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