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LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers star named NBA Finals MVP for a third time

LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a maiden NBA championship after beating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in game seven.

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LeBron James came home to Ohio to deliver a championship to Cleveland, and on Sunday he completed his promise. 

He also earned his third NBA Finals MVP trophy in the process after leading the Cavaliers to a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors in game seven. 

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The victory was even more impressive as the Cavs created history by becoming the first team to erase a 3-1 deficit to win a championship series. 

James' dominant NBA Finals performance culminated in game seven with a triple-double of 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. 

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"Everyone counted us out," James told ESPN as he accepted the Finals MVP award. "But that's when we strived the most and that's definitely when I strived the most, when everyone counted me out."

James joins Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the fourth player in NBA history to have three titles and four regular-season MVP awards. 

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The meaningful win for James and the Cavs also ends a 52-year championship drought for the city of Cleveland.

"I'm home, this is what I came back for," James said. "I'm at a loss for words. This is unbelievable. It doesn't feel real right now."

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