CLEVELAND – What happens if the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers play Game 7 on Sunday? Where will LeBron James sign this summer? You can make informed guesses, but right now nobody really knows. Not even James.
It's fair to wonder if James actually played his last Cleveland game as Cav, 11 glorious and complicated seasons. But at least for a moment it might be worth forgetting to project the next one Move and have a perspective on what has just happened.
James is in the middle of the most productive postseason of his career. What he has been doing in the past six weeks in the Quicken Loans Arena is magical and creates memories not only for his hometown fans, but also for moments that James will appreciate for himself.
] LeBron James finished the trophy schedules of Boston with 46 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and extended the Cavaliers season
The Cavaliers lost to Kevin Love after being the all-star striker in Game 6 with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum conflicting sources, the ESPN say that love must get a night's sleep before it is rated.
When the game winner at Summer in Game 5 fell against the Indiana Pacers in the first round through the net – a step-back 3-pointer likely to win the series Cavs had typed – James jumped on the commander's table to lead the celebration. When he made another field-winning field goal against the Toronto Raptors in the following round – his end-to-end race with a lumbering floater that plunged into the glass at an absurd angle – he did it (19659002) Friday, in play 6 against the Celtics, James sent his back-to-back 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter James on a breast-jogging.
LeBron James takes Jayson Tatum one-on-one twice in a row late in Game 6.
Ticket holders, seeing all three live, should be lucky. In Cleveland alone, James has spent a lifetime collecting memories for fans in these playoffs.
"The love of the game causes such reactions," James said after the Cavaliers' 109-99 victory. "Understand the situation and understand the moment you are in. It was just a feeling you can not explain if you were not part of it."
At home in the playoffs, James scores an average of 38 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists while shooting 59 percent off the field, 41 percent off 3-point range.
He had a 46-point, 12-rebound trip and a 45-point game 7 against Indiana in games where he made no buzzer-beater. He had a 44-point game 4 in this conference finale at home. On Friday night, James had one of the best long-range shooting playoff games of his career and made 5 of 7 3-pointers in one night as the rest of his team went 4-by-16 on them.
"I do not want to talk that much about [whether it’s his last game in Cleveland]but I think his performance was amazing," said Kyle Korver. "I've said that a thousand times, but I'm glad he's on my team."
Having lost the first playoff game against the Pacers, the Cavs have won their last eight home games with James as the motor. When they had problems in Boston, he set the tone again and again when they won their three home games.
James has played 72 playoff games in Cleveland over nine different 2006 postseason races. He had some bad nights; twice, the Larry O & # 39; Brien Trophy was awarded to the other team in the building. Yet, a whole generation was brought up to watch him make evenings into lifelong stories in April, May, and June.
Whatever happens Sunday – and whatever happens in July, when James weighs whether he wants to continue in Cleveland – – will not change those moments. Normally, James nostalgia bans backwards in his head to enjoy after his career is over, but he has taken extra time to enjoy the ride a bit.
"I have a drive. I have a love for the game. I have a passion for the game," James said. "While I have the opportunity to put on my shoes and put on a uniform, I try to do my job as well as possible. Is that always good? Of course, no, I'm not undefeated." I always play great. I have not always played great in my career. But I always want to maximize when I'm on the ground and I could do it. "