NBA: LeBron James recounts the humiliation of his career
Published on October 5, 2022 at 12:35 p.m. – updated on October 5, 2022 at 12:43 p.m.
If LeBron James has enjoyed great success after 20 years in the NBA, his career has also been marked by defeats. For the moment, he has reached the finals 10 times, but has finally won “only” 4. He notably had to lose in 2011 against the Mavs of Dirk Nowitzki. The Chosen One remembers Game 2 of that series, a memory that still pains him today.
When we look at the career of LeBron James, we say to ourselves that he could hardly have done better. 4 championship titles NBA (2012, 2013, 2016, 2020), 4 times elected MVP of the regular season (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)… the Chosen One has been stringing together high-level performances and records since joining the league almost 20 years ago. But if LeBron James won 4 champion rings, he also saw six others pass under his nose. In fact, he reached the NBA Finals 10 times throughout his career.
When Dirk Nowitzki sickened LeBron James
Even today, a series seems to particularly make him suffer: the one against the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. This year is the first of the King under the jersey of Miami Heatafter exploding Cleveland Cavaliers. Already elected twice MVP of the regular season, he is still looking for his first title in NBA. He will have to wait another year, since the mavs of Dirk Nowitzki did not hear it that way. If they will end up winning in 6 games, it is the second of these Finals that still haunts LeBron James.
« That s— burns me to this day. »LeBron James recalls Dirk’s Mavs historic Game 2 comeback in the 2011 Finals. #MFFL pic.twitter.com/7pw9Oan92k
—MavsMuse (@MavsMuse) October 2, 2022
« This shit still burns me today »
» JI remember Dallas. Dwyane Wade had sunk in a three-pointer just off their bench to give us a 13- or 17-point lead. From there, Dallas made a hell of a run and finished us off with a left-handed layup from Dirk Nowitzki to kill the game. This shit still burns me today “, recently confided LeBron James on this subject. Led by 15 points 6 minutes from the end of the game, the mavs will finally come back and win on the wire 93-95 outside. Dirk Nowitzki will finish this match in double-double, with 24 points and 11 assists, before finally winning the title, the one and only of his career.