Frank Vogel compares LeBron James to Michael Jordan and Superman

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The Pacers head coach had high praise for LeBron James, comparing him to two "legends" after the game.

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The Miami Heat are headed to their fourth straight NBA Finals after ending the Indiana Pacers' playoff run for the third time in a row and Pacers head coach Frank Vogel had nothing but praise for LeBron James. James bounced back from a disappointing Game 5 performance and pushed the team early, scoring 11 of his 25 points in the first quarter, earning him a comparison to both Michael Jackson and Superman.

Vogel called James the "Michael Jordan of our era" when asked about him during the postgame press conference. James is heading to his fourth straight NBA Finals, something that Jordan did not accomplish during his career. The Heat are the first team since the late-80's to make four straight NBA Finals appearances.

Vogel also commented on Lance Stephenson's continued attempt to aggravate the Heat and James, saying he liked Stephenson's "competitiveness," but didn't think it was a good idea to "tug on Superman's cape." James finished the Pacers off in a very Superman-like fashion and will have a shot at being fitted for his third NBA championship ring as a result of his outstanding play.

*Quotes courtesy of NBA.com's press conference stream

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