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Goodnight, Atlanta! It took three minutes for LeBron to stamp his authority all over Game 4

Ball SO hard!

SOMETIMES, A BASKET is worth more than the points it puts on the board.

Three minutes into Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James took control and sent out an unambiguous message. There would be no Game 5.

LeBron finished with 23 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers romped to a 118-88 win to complete their sweep of the Atlanta Hawks.

The pick of the bunch was this steal and breakaway dunk early in the first quarter — a move which we could honestly watch all morning:

Source: NBA/YouTube

Let’s see that again:

And again:

You think he enjoyed it?

Remarkably, it means LeBron is back in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year. Is this the year that Cleveland’s long wait for sporting success finally comes to an end?

With the King in this kind of form, you wouldn’t bet against it.

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