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LeBron locked in playoff-mode as Cavaliers aim for NBA title

LeBron James has been in the shadows, somewhat overlooked.

For months, the Cavaliers' megastar has been slightly under the radar, if that's even possible for one of the world's most recognizable athletes.

While Stephen Curry rained 3-pointers as the new face of the NBA, the Golden State Warriors hunted history and Kobe Bryant took his final bows, James remained in the background — waiting.

Well, it's time. Playoff time. His time. James appears more than ready.

"I'm in that mode right now," he said. "I'm where I want to be."

His body feeling as healthy as it has in several seasons, James, who finished the regular season with a...