King Lebron James expands his legend: champion and MVP of the first NBA Cup with the Lakers

He December 30 will be 39 years old, but no one would say it. Already in the twilight of his career by a simple matter of logic and longevity, Lebron James This Sunday he signed another chapter of his fantastic work when crowned as MVP and champion of the first NBA Cup with the Lakers. The star contributed 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory against Indiana Pacers in the In-Season Tournament (123-109), in which a huge Anthony Daviswho added 41 points, 20 sacks and 4 blocks.

The new NBA Cup obviously does not have the value of other successes of its legendary track record, Like the two Olympic golds with the US or the four rings (two with the Miami Heat, one with the Cleveland Cavaliers and another with the Lakers), but it does represent another milestone in a brutal career.

Immaculate path: 7-0

Close to quarantine, King Lebron once again unleashed his competitive spirit. If in the semifinals against the Pelicans he became the first player in history to score 30 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (he finished with 8) in less than 23 minutes on the court, in the final he maintained his production. In front, Haliburtonthe leader of the Pacers, could not display his potential. The Indiana team was far from the version that allowed it to eliminate Milwaukee Bucks y Boston Celtics.

On the glittering blue and red T-Mobile runway in Las Vegas, the endless Lebron He closed the immaculate path of his team, which took the tournament very seriously. The 7-0 plenary session corroborates the power of the Lakers, who registered their name in the new American basketball competition, which has registered a great audience success in the country.

“No one can overcome this”

The eaves raised the trophy weighing almost 16 kilos and 58 centimeters high, made with silver covered with 24 karat gold. The prize for the entire expedition of the Californian team is not bad either: half a million dollars a head, a tax-free amount under the tax rules of the state of Nevada.

“This is the premiere of the NBA In-Season Tournament. Records will be broken, but one thing that will never be broken is being the first to do something. We “We are the first NBA Cup champions and no one can beat that.”Lebron said in his acceptance speech. “It’s great to achieve this title with a fsuch a historic rank. I felt that it was my obligation and my responsibility keep everyone involved,” he added.

Historical legacy

The leading scorer in NBA history recalled that many fans they disconnect of basketball in the months of December and January, so this tournament serves to keep interest alive. James, who praised Davis’ immense game, was named MVP of the tournament by the commissioner Adam Silver.

Twenty years after his NBA debut, the star continues to accumulate success. It seems that rejuvenates over time. The legend becomes the first player to win both NBA and Cup champion titles, being MVP in both. A historical legacy at the level of the best athletes of all times. At the height of King Lebron.

2023-12-10 09:28:08
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