As James approaches his 10th Finals appearance searching for his fourth title, with Game 1 on Wednesday (9 p.m. ET, ABC), his teammate Anthony Davis ranked his rings for him.
“To be back in the Finals against Miami, I think, means a lot more to him winning this than anyone else,” Davis said. “I think this championship is probably second behind Cleveland, being able to get this one for him.”
James won his most recent championship in 2016, when he led the Cavaliers to a comeback from down 3-1 in the Finals to beat the Golden State Warriors, owners of the greatest regular season in league history, at 73-9.
James’ first two championships came with the Heat in 2012 and 2013, first dismantling a future MVP trio in Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden with the Oklahoma City Thunder and then edging out Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili with the San Antonio Spurs in seven games, thanks in large part to a timely 3-pointer by Ray Allen.