Kevin Durant on LeBron James' epic block: "He looked like Batman"

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LeBron James became just the third player in NBA history to record a triple-double in game seven of the Finals as he finally delivered on his promise of bringing a championship to the city of Cleveland. 

The King put up 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors which saw them overturn a 3-1 deficit - becoming the first team to ever do so. 

He may not have had his most dominating offensive performance, à la games five and six where he dropped 41 points in each outing, but he was dominant in his all-around showing. 

James became the first player ever to lead all players in points, assists, rebounds, blocks and steals for an entire playoff series.

Many will remember Kyrie Irving's dagger three-pointer over MVP Stephen Curry which sealed the win and the trophy for the Cavaliers, but the moment that allowed that to happen has not gone unnoticed. 

After Irving threw up a floater that barely grazed the rim, the Warriors ran a two-on-one fastbreak with Andre Iguodala and Curry and after exchanging passes it looked certain that Iggy would easily lay the ball in and give the defending champions a two-point lead with less than a minute to play. 

Instead, we witnessed one of the greatest plays in NBA Finals history as the freight train that is LeBron James produced one of the best chase down blocks you are ever likely to see on a basketball court. 

The ensuing possession gave Irving the opportunity to hit the biggest shot of the series and send Cleveland into raptures. 

That play by King James, though, will be played over and over for years to come. It was witnessed by the world and not just by fans, but his peers too.  

Like the rest of us, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant was glued to the final few minutes of game seven when LBJ produced that otherworldly block which KD could only describe in one way.

"He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere," Durant said, per ESPN's Royce Young. "Seriously. They got the all black on, and he came out of nowhere. Once the [Warriors] got that fast break I was like, 'They're about to go off, they're going to score six or seven straight,' and he came out of nowhere.

"He looked like Batman coming out of nowhere. And then Kyrie [Irving] shot the fade, that was the game. He's got all the confidence in the world. Steph Curry was playing off him and I was like, 'That's a bucket. Game over.'"  

It was a superhuman effort by the four-time MVP, so a comparison to Batman is probably accurate.

It's a moment that has undoubtedly already been replayed in households across Ohio since Sunday and will always be remembered forever by the natives who were, at long last, treated to a Larry O'Brien trophy.

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