In pictures: LeBron James' season endings

June, 22, 2012
LeBron James entered the NBA in 2003-04.

He finally topped it in 2011-12.

This is how every NBA season has ended for LeBron James:

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2003-04: Cleveland Cavaliers (35-47) miss playoffs (end with 100-90 win vs. Knicks)

LeBron JamesNathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images

2004-05: Cavaliers (42-40) miss playoffs (end with 104-95 win vs. Raptors)
LeBron JamesAP Photo/Adrian Wyld

2005-06: Cavaliers lose 4-3 to Detroit Pistons in Eastern Conf. semifinals (79-61 in Game 7)
Mike Brown and LeBron JamesJesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images

2006-07: Cavaliers lose 4-0 to San Antonio Spurs in NBA Finals (83-82 in Game 4)
LeBron JamesMelissa Majchrzak/Getty Images

2007-08: Cavaliers lose 4-3 to Boston Celtics in Eastern Conf. semifinals (97-92 in Game 7)
Celtics and CavsSteve Babineau/Getty Images

2008-09: Cavaliers lose 4-2 to Orlando Magic in Eastern Conference finals (103-90 in Game 6)
LeBron JamesAP Photo/Chris O'Meara

2009-10: Cavaliers lose 4-2 to Boston Celtics in Eastern Conf. semifinals (94-85 in Game 6)
LeBron JamesElsa/Getty Images

2010-11: Miami Heat lose 4-2 to Dallas Mavericks in NBA Finals (105-95 in Game 6)
LeBron JamesRonald Martinez/Getty Image

2011-12: Heat win championship, 4-1 over Oklahoma City Thunder (121-106 in Game 5)
LeBron James DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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