Former Cleveland Cavaliers legend LeBron James can play amazing basketball against any other team.
In fact, even last year as his Los Angeles Lakers struggled, James had yet another banner season and was dominant again and again.
But there are some teams he really pulls out all the stops for offensively.
And one of those squads is the Cavs.
LeBron most PPG on the road against a team:
33.9 vs Cavaliers
30.1 vs Heat pic.twitter.com/Lt2247sqBk
— StatMuse (@statmuse) July 29, 2022
James puts up an average of 33.9 points per game against his former team at his former home arena, which is the highest offensive output he has against any NBA team on the road.
The second-place team on this list is none other than the Miami Heat, another team that James called home for several seasons.
Why does he do so much against the Cavs?
Does he have something to prove or is it just coincidence?
James Back Home
The Cavaliers were James’ first stop in the NBA after he was drafted so many years ago.
Even as his rookie year started, there were many people who thought he would be the next big thing in basketball and could possibly be an all-time great legend.
How right they were.
But things ended up in a rough way for James and his hometown team after he decided to part ways without winning a championship and take his talents to Florida, where he won two rings with the Heat.
This didn’t sit well with many Cleveland fans – but they were soon cheering James on again as he returned to the Cavaliers and ultimately led them to a championship too.
Now he calls Los Angeles home but he is still respected and beloved in Ohio because he came back, made good on his promise, and remains rooted in the state he came from.
So what if he wants to put up more than 30 against them every time?
In many ways, he’s just trying to impress the crowd that made him.
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