The second season of the LeBron James/Los Angeles Lakers partnership has culminated with a familiar playoff fate for a James-led team: a berth in The Finals. The 2020 Finals marked the 10th time a James-led team has reached the championship stage.
Here’s a look back at how LeBron’s teams have fared in his 10 NBA FInals trips.
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2007 Finals: Cavs vs. Spurs
Series result: Spurs win 4-0LeBron James and the Cavs fell short in the 2007 Finals.
2011 Finals: Mavericks vs. Heat
Series result: Mavericks win 4-2The Mavericks upset the Heat in the 2011 Finals.
2012 Finals: Heat vs. Thunder
Series result: Heat win 4-1LeBron James and the Heat won the title in 2012.
2013 Finals: Spurs vs. Heat
Series result: Heat win 4-3In 2013, the Heat and LeBron James emerged victorious again.
2014 Finals: Heat vs. Spurs
Series result: Spurs win 4-1The Spurs ousted the Heat in Game 5 of The Finals in 2014.
2015 Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors
Series result: Warriors win 4-2Stephen Curry and the Warriors eliminated the Cavs in the 2015 Finals.
2016 Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors
Series result: Cavs win 4-3LeBron James and the Cavs beat the Warriors in an epic 2016 Finals.
2017 Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors
Series result: Warriors win 4-1The Warriors got their revenge against LeBron James and the Cavs in the 2017 Finals.
2018 Finals: Cavs vs. Warriors
Series result: Warriors win 4-0Golden State swept the LeBron-led Cavs in the 2018 Finals.
2020 Finals: Lakers vs. Heat
Series result: Lakers win 4-2
Relive the Lakers’ run to the 2010 title as LeBron James led the way for L.A.