NBA Finals Recap, as Told by LeBron James's Facial Expressions

The Dallas Mavericks won their first NBA championship Sunday night, defeating the heavily favored Miami Heat, 105-95, in Game Six of the Finals. It was a big upset for the Mavericks, who were expected to lose the series to hyped super-team the Heat and their highly paid star trio, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

The clearest way to see the arc of the series is to watch how Heat superstar LeBron James's facial expressions evolved from start to finish. He went into the Finals full of confidence and swagger, and ended the series looking chastened and distressed:

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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