Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 6/10/12
LeBron James had just finished off another playoff masterpiece, but through his lensless, thick-rimmed glasses, he would not deem himself the most important player in the Heat's victory. While James scored 31 points in the 101-88 win over the Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals and succeeded in getting the monkey off his back for at least one more playoff round, it was Chris Bosh whose presence was indispensible to the Heat's success in their last two wins to close out the series. James, for one, recognized that reality without debate. "Game ball automatically goes to him,"...

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