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Determining the face of each NBA franchise- Cleveland Cavaliers

Is it possible for the face of the franchise to also be the one most shunned?

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Determining the face of the Cleveland Cavaliers is an even bigger no-brainer than the Atlanta Hawks. LeBron’s win share is 154.1, more than double the second highest Cavalier (whoever that was). He was “The Chosen One” and “The Little Emperor.”

He’s also the one that ripped the heart out of Cleveland by making “The Decision.”

Anyone else remember legions of Cavs fans burning their LeBron James jerseys like ex-Beatles fans after John Lennon’s “more popular than Jesus” comment?

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But redemption goes a long way, and after “The Return of The King” (all these quotes are more like a movie series than one player’s career, LeBron led a hobbled Cavaliers (minus Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving) through a Finals series where he emerged as the most deserving of the MVP award. He didn’t win it as it always goes to a member of the prevailing team (with the exception of the inaugural MVP award that went to “The Logo” Jack West).

The next year, he led the Cavaliers to their only NBA Championship, coming back from a 3-1 deficit to triumph over the Golden State Warriors, who were stacked before they even acquired Kevin Durant. It was the first time any NBA team came back form 3-1 in the Finals to win.

The Cavs have made five NBA Finals appearances, all under the lead of LeBron James.

James is simply one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He brought the first title to the city of Cleveland over half a century. He’s from Akron. LeBron simply is the Cleveland Cavaliers.

No one even comes close.

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