Congratulations, LeBron James!!!
G FG% 3PT% FT% RBS STL BLK AST PTS *
23 49.1 37.5 77 8.4 1.8 .80 6.6 25.9
You are the 2012-13, LORD OF THE LEAGUE!
According to Elias, LeBron James, now a two-time NBA champion, is just the third player in NBA history to win the regular-season MVP and Finals MVP in the same season multiple times. Only Michael Jordan and Larry Bird have accomplished the feat. He also tied the NBA record for most points in an NBA Finals Game 7 win with 37 points which tied Tom Heinsohn’s mark.
Miami won its third NBA championship in franchise history Thursday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 in Game 7 of the finals.
Seemingly dared to shoot from the perimeter for much of the night, James knocked down five 3-pointers to lead the Heat to its second straight title, grabbing 12 rebounds in capturing his second straight Finals MVP award.
It was a pleasure watching LeBron overcome his demons by “mastering the jump shot” in leading the Heat over the Spurs. As this year’s recipient of the Lord of the League award (his second overall), LeBron has now solidified his place atop the honorary but fictitious Pantheon of NBA Greats. By capturing his second Finals MVP, as well as the Lord of the League title, LeBron has secured his place as one of the best two-way players to ever play NBA basketball.
The Lord of the League series began at the outset of the 05-06 playoffs as Best Damn Guard. Based on the science of string harmonics, 5-tool statistical analytics, and player rankings based on player efficiency analytics, etc., the model is predicated on a first of its kind predictive analytics paradigm ten years in the making. The model is based on the hypothesis/premise that the NBA’s best all-around player will not only prove himself to be so, but he will ultimately lead his team, year-over-year, to the NBA Championship.
The Best Damn Guard motif was originally based on the hypothesis that Dwyane Wade was the best all-around guard in the NBA; therefore, the Miami Heat would become 2005-06 NBA Champions, which they did – proving the first-ever predictive model in the social space had validity. Since 2005-06, the metric has helped me to correctly predict the eventual NBA Champion nine (9) years running. It has also helped predict Super Bowl champions and MLB champs!
LeBron will now reign atop the Lord of the League Big Board until another player unseats him during the 2013-14 playoffs, unless of course he successfully defends his crown.
Having studied the NBA’s game and player paradigm for nearly three decades, dating back to NBA summer league play at Chicago State University in 1979-81 ahead of former Detroit Pistons great Isiah Lord Thomas III storied career as an NBA Hall of Fame standout — I am emboldened by the continued success of the Lord of the League predictive analytics model. As a first-of-its-kind sports science paradigm, it is equal parts analytics, harmonics, math, empiricism, faith, humility, instinct, and trust — trust in the work being put in and trust in the data being churned out game-by-game.
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* Postseason Stats
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