LeBron James' four greatest Cleveland Cavaliers performances

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In a move that has surprised nobody, LeBron James has agreed to a new deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It has been reported that the contract is a three-year, $100 million agreement.

Having claimed his third ring in dramatic fashion last season, he will be defending the crown against the Golden State Warriors and their superteam.

Following the announcement, we took a trip down memory lane and looked at five of James' greatest performances for the organisation. 

vs. Toronto Raptors (2005)

Just two years into his career, LeBron was already setting records. Having become the youngest ever player to record a triple-double, he became the youngest to ever drop 50 points. 

The Raptors did not know how to deal with the forward as he shot 50 percent from the field on his 36 attempts, while also shooting 6-12 from behind the arc. He was an almost-perfect 14-15 from the charity stripe. 

Cleveland may have lost the game but it still stands as the highest-scoring night in his career with the Wine and Gold.

vs. Detroit Pistons (2007) 

The night where a young LeBron truly arrived. In the year when the Cavaliers reached their first finals, the self-professed 'King' carried the team on his back at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

That Cavaliers side is widely regarded as the worst roster to ever reach the finals, but it didn't matter to James, who scored an incredible 48 points as they took a decisive lead in the series.

In the double-overtime thriller, he was 54.5 percent from the field and 10-14 from the free throw line while pulling down nine rebounds. He also scored 29 of the Cavs' final 30 points and was responsible for every single one of their baskets in OT.

vs. Golden State Warriors (2015)

Having returned from Miami, his search for a first title with the franchise required a superhuman effort, and he almost pulled it off.

Without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, he tried to do it all on his own, and a 4-2 loss is nothing to be laughed at. In a series reminiscent of his first spell with the franchise, he took on the whole workload and it paid dividends in game two. 

In the second game, with the Warriors 1-0 up, he scored 39 points on 11-35 shooting, pulled down 16 rebounds and provided 11 assists in a mammoth effort. 

vs. Golden State Warriors (2016)

Following the disappointment of the previous year, 2016 appeared to be going the same way after four games. However, James inspired the greatest comeback of all-time and it culminated in a perfect performance at the Oracle Arena. 

After a stunning display in game six where he scored 41 points, crashed the boards for 16 rebounds and finished with seven dimes, he ended Cleveland's wait for a title with a performance that really cemented his position as a top five all-time player.

41 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, along with three incredible blocks saw the Cavs stun the NBA world and topple the 73-9 Warriors.

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