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5 Best Moments In LeBron James’ First Stint With Cleveland Cavaliers

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5 Best Moments In LeBron James' First Stint With Cleveland Cavaliers

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The basketball world quickly fell in love with LeBron James when he starred on the Cleveland Cavaliers just a few years ago. With a better supporting cast, it is unimaginable what James will be able to accomplish in his second stint in Cleveland. Although his first game back is still months away, let's take a look at the most memorable moments in James' first stint in Cleveland, foreshadowing the possibilities to come this time around.

5. Game Winning Layup Versus Washington Wizards

5. Game Winning Layup Versus Washington Wizards

In his playoff debut in the 2006 NBA Playoffs, James did not disappoint. With the series tied 2-2 versus the Wizards, the Cavaliers found themselves down one point with 3.6 seconds remaining. James seized the moment, retrieving the inbounds pass and immediately driving baseline. Somehow, he snuck past two Washington defenders without stepping out of bounds. Then, he finished an impressive layup as time nearly expired.

4. 16 Points in Two Minutes Versus Milwaukee Bucks

4. 16 Points in Two Minutes Versus Milwaukee Bucks

In a regular season meeting in Milwaukee, James scorched the Bucks for 16 points in just over two minutes. Milwaukee's defense was helpless, watching James convert on multiple long-range jumpers almost directly out of the halftime locker room. James put on a show, and everyone in the Bradley Center, even his own Cleveland teammates, could not fathom what James had just done.

3. Buzzer Beater Versus Orlando Magic

3. Buzzer Beater Versus Orlando Magic

The Cavaliers were exactly one second away from going down 2-0 to the Orlando Magic in the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals. With Mo Williams inbounding, James hoisted a shot from the top of the key with Hedo Turkoglu draped all over him. James' shot went in, of course, becoming his most memorable buzzer beater in a Cleveland jersey.

2. Dunk Over Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett

2. Dunk Over Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett

The Cavaliers were extremely close to tying the series at two apiece versus the Celtics in the 2008 NBA Playoffs, and James made sure nothing was left to chance. Off of a Joe Smith ball screen, James turned the corner and delivered a massive dunk on Kevin Garnett, sending Quicken Loans Arena into an uproar. Kevin Harlan's call, "With no regard for human life," was the perfect way to describe such a special moment.

1. Epic Scoring Performance Versus Detroit Pistons

1. Epic Scoring Performance Versus Detroit Pistons

In the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals, James lit up the Pistons for a total of 48 points in a double-overtime affair. Most notably, James finished with 29 of the last 30 points for the Cavaliers, one of the greatest scoring performances in NBA Playoff history. Impressively, he also tallied nine rebounds and seven assists in the game.

Nicholas Sciria is a San Antonio Spurs writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Nick_Sciria, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.