Cedi Osman Reminds Everyone LeBron James Is the Greatest of All Time

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman paid tribute to former teammate LeBron James by acknowledging the newest milestone in the legendary 17-year NBA career of James.

LeBron James and Cedi Osman

James became the all-time leader in NBA playoff wins on Tuesday night, when his Los Angeles Lakers team defeated the Houston Rockets, 112-102. That victory gave James 162 postseason wins, passing Derek Fisher for that record.

Just 48 hours after reaching that pinnacle, James then added to his legacy by helping the Lakers take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals against the Rockets.

In that Thursday night clash, James narrowly missed a triple-double with 16 points, 15 rebounds and nine rebounds in the Lakers’ 110-100 win.

The reverence for which Osman holds James stems from their brief one-season connection as teammates with the Cavaliers. James took Osman under his wing and has continued to stay in touch with him, despite now playing for the Lakers.

In that lone year together with James, Osman averaged only 3.9 points as a reserve for a championship-caliber team.

In the midst of the Cavaliers’ rebuilding, Osman has been a part of the starting lineup, which has allowed him to boost his average scoring production per game into double figures.

Osman isn’t likely to ever challenge James’ newest record, but that’s true of plenty of other NBA players. Still, his connection to arguably the greatest player ever is something to treasure.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.