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Berger: Wait To Judge LeBron’s Legacy

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Miami Heat. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Ken Berger-
CBSSports.com

This is why there is no finality in sports until it’s time. This is why, win or lose in this epic Game 6 on Tuesday night, there was no defining anything about LeBron James, his career, his place in history — any of it.

If you did that, you’d have stopped paying attention after the third quarter of this breathtaking Finals game. You’d have stopped counting James’ points, rebounds, assists, effort plays, and you would’ve let the record show that he was 3 for 12 with 14 points in an elimination game, and that the Heat lost by 10.

See how ignorant that is? That is not how the story ended, because the story hadn’t happened yet. The story happened in the fourth quarter and in overtime, when James was a desperate, ferocious, possibly tragic and potentially triumphant athlete giving everything he had in the minutes and seconds that would come to define this game — what he called “by far the best game I’ve ever been a part of.”

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