There was a milestone marked in LeBron James’ family this past week, though one that, for a change, had nothing to do with the patriarch’s points, rebounds, assists or awards.
It was the sixth birthday of Bryce Maximus James, the kid who was born between Games 3 and 4 of the 2007 NBA Finals — the last time his father faced the San Antonio Spurs in the league’s title round — and given a middle name straight from one of his father’s favorite films, “Gladiator.”
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Heat forward LeBron James scored 33 points in Thursday’s Game 4 win, setting a career high for an NBA Finals game. Can he keep up his hot hand? Here’s how James has fared in his four NBA Finals appearances.
Year FG% Pts
2007* 35.6 22.0
2011 47.8 17.8
2012 47.2 28.6
2013 45.6 20.8
*Played with Cleveland.