Xmas Special: 8 Merry LeBron James Christmas Day Performances
As LeBron James laces up his Nikes in preparation for his eighth consecutive Christmas day game against the Miami Heat, Cavs Nation decided to bring you his top performances on Christmas day over the years. We’ve crunched his numbers into our efficiency rating calculator, and we’ve ordered his performances from worst to best. Just a few facts before we get started:
– LeBron-led teams are 7-2 on Christmas day.
– LeBron has played a game on Christmas day each year since 2007. He’s won each of those.
– He’s also played on Christmas in 2003, his rookie year. It was his only Christmas day loss until last year’s loss to Miami.
#8 2008 vs Washington Wizards (Cavs win 93-89)
This was the year Cleveland went and won 39 home games, whilst only losing 2. LeBron James and the Cavs played host to the Wizards, who were 4-22 entering the game. Though this was LeBron’s least impactful performance on Christmas, the Cavs still came out with the victory after trailing in the final minute, 85-89. They then went on an 8-0 run to seal the game, and narrowly escape what could have been their first home loss of the season; against a bad Wizards team to boot.
Continue the countdown of LeBron’s greatest Christmas Day games on the next page at #7!