The King (35 pts 15 reb 9 ast 2 blk) had to play the entire 48 minutes in his 15th season, at 33 years old, without All-Star forward Kevin Love, to outclass Brad Stevens and his wards, particularly rookie Jayson Tatum, who played like a veteran (24 pts 7 reb) and even put the four-time Most Valuable Player on a poster—you read that right.
Still, all that mattered was LeBron eliminating the Celtics with their first home loss in this playoffs for his eighth-straight NBA Finals. Haters have been silenced for now—at least until the Cavs face either the reigning champions Golden State Warriors and top-seeded Houston Rockets as underdogs. Before that happens though, fans can revel in the memes that defined Cleveland's historic Game 7 victory.
Queen Savannah isn't amused
That ending was on-point
Of course, Kevin Love needs his fruits
Will LeThanos prevail?
Sick infographics on the streak
Props to Jeff, Tristan, and JR, though
James to Tatum: 'Please don't repost'
Live look at Bron after dragging his team to the Finals
The GOAT debate lives on (Just ask Kobe)