LeBron James anxious to get back to work with Cleveland Cavaliers teammates

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is not one to rest on the laurels of past accomplishments.

Earlier this week, James worked out in Los Angeles with fellow Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Richard Jefferson and shooting guard Jordan McRae, as well as former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Ben Simmons.

 

Following the workout, James posted to Instagram a photo of him and his Cavaliers teammates with the caption:

“Man I miss my bros!!!#TheLand #StriveForGreatness#BrosNotPicturedNotForgotten.”

 

Man I miss my bros!!! #TheLand #StriveForGreatness #BrosNotPicturedNotForgotten

A photo posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

 

James and the Cavaliers are the defending NBA Champions after erasing a three-games-to-one deficit against the Golden State Warriors and earning a 93-89 win in Game 7 at Oracle Arena in Oakland to clinch the franchise’s first-ever league title.

The Cavaliers’ win over Golden State delivered to Cleveland its first major sports championship in 52 years.

After delivering an NBA title to Cleveland with an improbable and unprecedented run to a Finals win over the defending champion Warriors, James signed a new contract with the Cavaliers, a reported three-year, $100 million deal that makes him the league’s highest-paid player for the first time in his career.

In the championship-clinching Game 7 victory, James scored a team-best 27 points, and earned his third Finals MVP Award, which is tied for the second-most all-time.

Despite making only nine of his 24 attempts from the field and just one of his five three-point shots in the close-out win, James finished off a triple-double with the 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to go along with three blocked shots and two steals.

In the best-of-seven series, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists, to go along with 2.3 blocks and 2.6 steals over 42 minutes per game. James converted 49.4 percent of his attempts from the field and 37.1 percent of his three-point shots.

Throughout the postseason run to the championship, James averaged 26.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 7.6 assists, along with 1.3 blocks and 2.3 steals over 39.1 minutes of play. While his number of minutes, points, rebounds and assists decreased from the playoffs in 2015, James improved his offensive efficiency, as he knocked down 52.5 percent of his shots from the field and 34 percent of his three-point tries.


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