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Podcast: Just how good is LeBron James in the playoffs?

It’s easy to forget how good “Playoff LeBron” is because he and the Lakers missed the playoffs last season, but make not mistake: he’s very, very good.

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On Wednesday night, ESPN re-aired Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in 2016, a game in which James tallied 27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 steals and 3 blocks, including the block on Andre Iguodala.

James finished the series with averages of 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists. 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocks per game. In the season prior, he averaged 35.8 points. 13.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game in six games against the Warriors in the NBA Finals.

That’s not to mention his four consecutive Finals appearances with the Miami Heat, or his first Finals appearance with the Cavaliers in 2007. It should go without saying, but James has had his fair share of memorable playoff games, and Jacob and Christian looked back at a few of those games on today’s episode of “Can U Dig It?”

Today’s episode was inspired by James’ recent comments on on the “Road Trippin Podcast,” where James said that he felt like he was starting to “turn the corner” physically before the NBA season was suspended. If hearing James talk about how excited he is for playoff basketball to start doesn’t get you excited for the postseason, nothing will. At the very least, it should make you sad the playoffs aren’t starting this month.

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