(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Spectacular as it seemed, it was nothing we haven't seen from LeBron James before.
Maybe that's the funny thing about all the hoopla over James' performance in Game 4 of the Pacers-Heat series. Because for once, it wasn't just his talent that deserved the spotlight, but his maturity. The question, after all, was never how good James was; he answered that long before his fateful decision to trade Cleveland for Miami turned James into the superstar everybody loves to hate.
He won a scoring championship, back-to-back MVP awards and single-handedly dragged the Cavs into the playoffs each of his last five seasons there - and still had enough energy left to deliver a handful of postseason performances every bit as eye-popping as the one he dropped Sunday on Indiana. People forget that now.
In 2007, James scored 48 points, including all of his team's last 25, in a double-overtime victory over Detroit. Former NBA sharpshooter Steve ...