LeBron James sits on the basketball court, after winning the Western Conference Finals.
LeBron James sits on the basketball court, after winning the Western Conference Finals. Image Credits : Instagram (@kingjames)

35-year-old LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, is all set to achieve extraordinary in his 17th season.
Entering his 10th NBA Finals appearance LeBron James becomes just the fourth player in NBA history to make 10 or more Finals appearances, tied with legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, from the LA Lakers. Only Boston Celtics players Sam Jones and Bill Russel have been to more Finals with 11 and 12 appearances respectively.
After defeating the Denver Nuggets in five games during the Western Conference Finals on Saturday, James will be in his 10th Finals of his career, with nine of those trips coming in the past 10 seasons alone.
While the main goal awaiting him in the bubble is the Larry O’Brien trophy, LeBron’s amazing run of playoff success has him poised to make even more records.
If he heads the Los Angeles Lakers to their 17th title and is named MVP – which has been the case in each of his three championships – he will become the first NBA player in history to win the Finals MVP with three different teams.
Currently, there are only two other players to have won Finals MVP with two different teams – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Bucks and Lakers) and Kashi Leonard (Spurs and Raptors).
He will also be the third player in the history of NBA to win championships with three different franchises, joining John Salley (Pistons, Bulls, Lakers) and Robert Horry (Rockets, Spurs, Lakers).
In the closeout Game 6 win over the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, James showed that he still has an extra gear, dropping 38 points, 16 rebounds, and 10 assists as he took over the fourth quarter to send the Nuggets home.
Showing no signs of slowing down, through three playoff rounds, James is averaging 26.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 8.9 assists.
While his running mate Anthony Davis has been nothing short of spectacular, history has shown us that if LeBron is to win a title, a Finals MVP is sure to follow.