Top 15 defining moments of LeBron James’ legacy

The Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference Finals and now chase the opportunity to become back-to-back champs. One of the main factors in this equation is LeBron James. This four-time MVP has been in the limelight ever since he was in high school. These are the top 15 moments, good and bad, that define his legacy so far.


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îNEW YORK - JUNE 26: LeBron James who was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a portrait during the 2003 NBA Draft at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 26, 2003 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

îNEW YORK - JUNE 26: LeBron James who was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers poses for a portrait during the 2003 NBA Draft at the Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Garden on June 26, 2003 in New York, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Copyright 2003 NBAE (Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

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æAUBURN HILLS, MI - MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Detroit Pistons in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on May 31, 2007 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

æAUBURN HILLS, MI - MAY 31: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Detroit Pistons in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at The Palace of Auburn Hills on May 31, 2007 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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öCLEVELAND - MAY 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers untucks his jersey after being defeated 120-88 by the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 11, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

öCLEVELAND - MAY 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers untucks his jersey after being defeated 120-88 by the Boston Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 11, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

½GREENWICH, CT - JULY 8: Eric Muroski, 19, of Southington, Connecticut stands in a large crowd of fans assembled outside the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hours before LeBron James was to arrive July 8, 2010 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Free agent NBA player LeBron James announced live on ESPN from the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich that he will be playing for the Miami Heat this coming season. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

½GREENWICH, CT - JULY 8: Eric Muroski, 19, of Southington, Connecticut stands in a large crowd of fans assembled outside the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hours before LeBron James was to arrive July 8, 2010 in Greenwich, Connecticut. Free agent NBA player LeBron James announced live on ESPN from the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich that he will be playing for the Miami Heat this coming season. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

MIAMI - JULY 09: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat greets fans as he is introduced during a welcome party at American Airlines Arena on July 9, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** LeBron James

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ûMIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: (L-R) LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat answer questions from the media at a post game news conference after the Dallas Mavericks won 105-95 in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

ûMIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: (L-R) LeBron James #6 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat answer questions from the media at a post game news conference after the Dallas Mavericks won 105-95 in Game Six of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

ØBOSTON, MA - JUNE 07: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat points towards the Boston Celtics bench after the Heat won 98-74 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 7, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

ÊMIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks at his 2012 NBA Championship ring following a ceremony prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena on October 30, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

ÊMIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks at his 2012 NBA Championship ring following a ceremony prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena on October 30, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 25: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat blocks the ball from Tobias Harris #12 of the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on March 25, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gary Bogdon/Getty Images)

LeBron James. Four-time MVP.