Reason No. 2: His postseason dominance
As was mentioned previously, James has played in the most postseason games in NBA history with 282. In those runs, he is a stellar 14-1 in the first round, and 10-2 in the Conference Finals. He made eight straight NBA Finals appearances from 2011-2018. Only four players have more consecutive appearances: Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, Sam Jones, and Frank Ramsey.
James is also the model of consistency when it comes to playoff performance, as he has not averaged less than 23 PPG in an entire playoff run. He is the all-time leader in points scored in the postseason, and he is top 5 in three other categories such as assists, rebounds, and three-pointers made.
Additionally, James is also the best Game 7 performer in NBA history, as he has the highest scoring average among players (35) in a Game 7. James is 6-2 in Game 7s in his career, including a streak of six straight wins. While he is below .500 in the NBA Finals with a record of 4-6, James has the third-most NBA Finals appearances in league history, only behind Russell and Jones.
Lastly, the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers are the only team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 NBA Finals deficit. The leader of that team and the Finals MVP that year? You get the point. The bottom line is James is one of the best if not the best postseason performer ever. We will probably never see this level of dominance from one player ever again.