Tuesday, June 7, 2016

7 13 33 41 223 | LeBron James NBA Finals before this year (+ESPN Playoff History)

Ice = 17
NBA = 17

Right now there is a popular Gatorade commercial with George "Ice Man" Gervin of the San Antonio Spurs and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat.  Through LeBron's playing history, he has connections with both of these teams.  Recall, LeBron lost his first NBA Finals in 2007, 4-0 to San Antonio; won in 2013 over the Spurs with Miami; and then lost again in to the Spurs in 2014.


Before LeBron James began the NBA Finals this season, he had played in 33-Finals Games, having a record of 13 wins and 20 losses.  Now in his 13th season, he finds himself in his 7th NBA Finals.  Interestingly, 13 is the 7th Fibonacci Number.

With regards to his only two win coming against San Antonio and Oklahoma City Thunder, the parallel I see is '223'.  The Alamo began in history on February 23, or 2/23, and Oklahoma City Thunder sums to '223'.  Let us not forget that the Alamo lasted 13-days.  And regarding '223', again, Flip Saunders died at the beginning of the season, being born originally on 2/23, in Cleveland.

In light of all this, I think the 'King' in his thirteenth season, is about to make a comeback again the Warriors, who advanced over the Thunder, after the Thunder advanced over the Spurs.

Checkout this ESPN article on the numbers on LeBron's career: