LeBron James: Is He Or Isn't He A Championship Player?

SB Nation Tampa Bay's editors debate on the topic of Miami Heat forward LeBron James.

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Let's Set The Record Straight

6 Reasons why number 6 is a Championship Player.

1. Vision

Wade Lobs to LeBron! (via NBAClipz)

2. Defense

LeBron James Knocks the **** Outta Rondo! (via NBAClipz)

3. Offense

LeBron From WAAAYYYY Down-Town! (via NBAClipz)

4. Numbers:

LeBron James: 48 minutes, 31 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 12-17 free throw
Dwyane Wade: 44 minutes, 23 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 7-8 free throw
Chris Bosh: 31 minutes, 19 points, 8 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 free throws

Notice an outlier? They call him The Chosen One.

5. We Live in a "What-Have-You-Done-For-Me-Lately" Culture

Lately, LeBron James has carried the Miami Heat through the playoffs and into the Championship Game, after putting up the best numbers of his career and winning the league MVP. His third.

6. Talent

LeBron James's white whale has been a championship ring.

The advantage the Chosen One has over Captain Ahab:

LeBron James is bigger than his whale.

For more analysis and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier, SB Nation's Heat blog. For all your Conference Finals analysis, be sure visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

Previously:

3. The Mountain Climb - why LeBron still has a lot to prove

2. LeBron James Deserves Your Respect - how numbers show the big picture

1. LeBron James is Not a Championship Player - an accusation that LeBron lacks focus

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The Mountain Climb

One great game? LeBron has had several. It doesn't matter, though, because even several great games does not make one a champion.

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LeBron James Deserves Your Respect

LeBron James is the player to lead the Miami Heat to a championship.

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LeBron James Is Not A Championship Player

LeBron James is not the player to lead the Miami Heat to a championship

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