8. 2011 NBA Finals: Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks
- Finals Averages: 17.8 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 6.8 APG
- End Result: Lost to Mavericks in six games
James took his talents to South Beach for this very reason: to compete for championships. However, despite reaching the Finals during his first season as a member of the Miami Heat, we’re sure this is one showing he’d like to forget. During the club’s eventual loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the King couldn’t quite put it all together.
LeBron was third on the team in scoring. He committed 24 total turnovers and only shot 60% from the free-throw line. His Game Score total was a lackluster 13.7 — showing that his overall productivity throughout the series was a bit over average. It was clear that Miami hadn’t properly discovered how best to use its newly formed Big Three. Perhaps this is when James realized that learning to win was “a process.”