NBA Finals: LeBron James picks up finals MVP for third time

LeBron James was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals following his team's 93-89 championship-clinching win over Warriors.

By: Reuters | Oakland | Updated: June 21, 2016 12:15 pm
NBA finals, NBA finals news, NBA finals updates, LeBron James, LeBron James Most valuable player, LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Cavaliers, sports news, sports, basketball news, Basketball LeBron James was the catalyst behind his Cavs’ remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit. (Source: USA Today Sports)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals following his team’s 93-89 championship-clinching win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

For James, who was the catalyst behind his Cavs’ remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit, it marks the third time he has captured the award after winning it with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.

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“I gave it everything that I had. I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game,” an emotional James said, who after the game.

James nearly single-handedly carried the Cavs back into the series, during which he averaged 29.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists over the seven games.

READ: LeBron James delivers on promise, leads Cleveland Cavaliers to title

In the championship-clinching game, James finished with a triple-double as he had a team-high 27 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

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