No more waiting. No more "valuable" debates. No more talking. Tuesday night was about action.

LeBron James is coming for another ring, and he isn't fooling around.

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With a near-perfect shooting performance in a Game 1 blowout victory, James once again put his greatness on full display with a different level of tenacity than we had seen in the first two rounds.

He attacked the basket like a lion hunting in the wild. He only took one shot outside of the paint. And then there was the part where he dunked so hard he almost deflated the ball.

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James has been leading teams to the Eastern Conference finals for six consecutive years. He has played in 987 regular-season games and 187 playoff games, starting all but one of tho

se contests. And yet, when the time comes, he finds another gear and exceeds his own lofty expectations.

He finished 11 of 13 (84.6 percent) from the field, the highest postseason shooting percentage of his career. He helped the Cavs become only the sixth team to start 9-0 in the playoffs. The 115-84 margin in Game 1 marked the largest playoff victory in Cavs franchise history.

If you didn't have a scoreboard available, you still knew the Cavs were winning — handily. They had the best player on the court, the grown man flinging children off his sculpted arms like we had seen all those years ago at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

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This was asserting dominance. This was a statement. "I am the beast of the East. You go through me." Or, rather, LeBron goes through you.

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The point James is trying to reach leads directly to the Larry O'Brien trophy. You want to get in his way?

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