FROM Henry Abbott
All Eyes on Lebron At tonight’s opening game of the NBA finals, all eyes will be on the Cavalier’s Lebron James - although he won’t be the one seeking the spotlight. The twenty-two year-old James is credited as being the player responsible for getting the Cavaliers into the finals for the first time in their thirty-seven year history.
LeBron and Le NBA Finals At tonight's opening game of the NBA finals , all eyes will be on the Cavalier's Lebron James , although he won't be the one seeking the spotlight. The 22-year old is credited as being the player responsible for getting the Cavaliers into the finals for the first time in their 37-year history. But he's done it his way, as a passing, scoring, team-playing guy who shatters stereotypes of what it means to be an NBA superstar. Henry Abbott writes ESPN's NBA blog, True Hoop .
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