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The freaky streak tying the postseason fates of Alabama football and LeBron James is still alive

With last night’s 87-79 Cleveland Cavaliers win, one of the most impressive, bizarre streaks in streaks in sports is still alive.

The respective postseason fates of the Alabama football program and LeBron James have been inextricably tied since the 2011-12 season. When Alabama wins a title in January, LeBron lifts the Larry O’Brien Trophy in June. When Alabama falls short, so does LeBron.

Alabama took home the 2017 title with an overtime triumph over Georgia in January, so the history shows the Cavs defeating the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets in the Finals.