The world was a different place when LeBron James was last eliminated in the East

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LeBron James has been dominating the Eastern Conference for longer than most can remember. 

King James has had a firm grasp of the East dating back to 2011. The last time he was defeated in the Eastern Conference playoffs was 2010, before he left for South Beach and was having trouble dealing with Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics. 

The world's a very different place since then, and one user on Reddit decided to put together some fascinating facts about how different things were the last time LeBron failed to get out of the East. Some of these facts are downright amazing to consider. 

Back in 2010 when LeBron was trying to figure out the Celtics, Karl-Anthony Towns hadn't even figured out out how to drive a car. One of the NBA's top young up-and-comers was two years away from legally driving.

Speaking of youngsters, Devin Booker was still just in eighth grade when LeBron was bounced from Cleveland before he made his way to Miami. That's a long ways away from dropping 70 for the Phoenix Suns as their burning-bright star.

It was also one-and-a-half years before Snapchat even existed. Imagine a world where professional athletes don't get to spread the social media love, one meal or song-and-dance number at a time. 

Instagram didn't exist either. The social media platform didn't release until October, 2010, a few months after LeBron had already taken his talents to South Beach. 

Do you remember Avatar? LeBron may have had some time to watch it, because the film was still in theaters when the Celtics dispatched him. Seven years later, fans are still waiting for a sequel to what was a visual wonder at the time. 

Love Game of Thrones? You didn't back then unless you were an avid reader because HBO hadn't picked up the smash-success series yet. Before King Geoffrey could reign, King James was still without a title. 

Drake was without an album, too. He started from the bottom and was still there at the time, and Champagne Papi himself was dealing with album delays. If you knew him, it was likely from his mixtape "So Far Gone." Both LeBron and Drake only took off from 2010. 

Lastly, the United States was still trying to track down Osama Bin Laden. He wasn't neutralized until the following summer, which is absolutely crazy to consider. 

There are a few more interesting facts we didn't include, but these were definitely the most fascinating of the bunch. It's been a long time since LeBron let an Eastern Conference team dethrone him, and he looks set to add another year to that total. 

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