LeBron James is a freak. A incredible freak. A marvel of a bloke we’re all lucky to be able to witness play.

A Herculean effort in the NBA Playoffs has seen LeBron lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to another NBA Finals appearance virtually off his own back.

LeBron turned on the jets in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics today, turning the series narrative completely on its head and handing Boston its first – and only – home court loss this post-season.

The Cavs strangled the Celtics behind James, who dropped 32 points with 14 rebounds – falling one assist short of a triple-double – en route to a miserly, defensively-focused 81-74 victory to take the series four games to three.

LeBron’s gargantuan efforts now mean he’ll play in his eighth-consecutive NBA Finals series. The last time an NBA Finals did not feature James was in 2010. This is also Cleveland’s fourth Eastern Conference title and NBA Finals appearance on the trot.

Today’s win was punctuated by a mind-bending chase-down block by LeBron late in the third quarter, typifying the kind of inhuman physical effort the 33-year-old has exhibited throughout the playoffs.

Un-fucken-real.

Cleveland now await the result of the Western Conference Finals own Game 7 clash between Golden State and Houston. Meaning there’s a fair chance the NBA Finals could be a clash between the Warriors and the Cavs for the fourth year in a row.

There ain’t many ever been better than LeBron, particularly when it comes to single-handedly lifting otherwise-garbage teams to greatness.

Might be time to bask and enjoy it a little while it lasts, mates.

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