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The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA championship in one of the greatest Game 7s the NBA has ever seen.
The 93-89 victory wouldn’t have been possible without LeBron James, who poured in a triple-double, hit the clinching free throw, and came up with perhaps the most important defensive play of his career.
James led all players with 15 blocked shots in the NBA Finals, none bigger than his Game 7 chase-down block of Andre Iguodala with 1:50 left in the fourth quarter, the game tied at 89-89.
Never mind that it was in an intense moment of the game. James prevented a surefire layup, seemingly appearing out of nowhere then skying to pin the ball against the backboard.
And a look at how far away from Iguodala he was with little time to spare:
While the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 Finals deficit, LeBron’s superhuman performance will go down in history as well. Decades from now, that block will be shown in footage of the greatest plays in Finals history.