What life was like the last time there was an NBA Finals without LeBron James

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LeBron James had played in five straight NBA Finals entering this year, and after last night's loss to the Golden State Warriors, he had begun his sixth in a row. That's fairly well-known among even casual sports fans. But it takes some context to fully understand how ridiculous it is.

Think about your life in June 2010. That was the last time an NBA Finals was played without LeBron.

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A world where Karl-Anthony Towns was 14 years old, people carried around an iPhone 3GS, the Warriors were 26-56 and Kim Kardashian was fresh off a breakup with Reggie Bush. That's what we're talking about here.

Take a stroll through the semi-distant past with us as we remember life in June 2010, as the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals -- and LeBron watched from home, something he hasn't done ever since.

The No. 1 song in the country was California Gurls by Katy Perry

The No. 1 box office seller was The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith

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The Warriors missed the playoffs, going 26-56 under Don Nelson -- Steph Curry was 21

Golden State Warriors v Phoenix Suns

Obama was 17 months into his first term as president

Obama World Summit

The Decision had not happened yet

LeBron James Pre Decision Meet and Greet

Carmelo Anthony was on the Denver Nuggets and Chris Paul was on the New Orleans Hornets

Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony (15), left, watches as New Orleans Hornets' guard Chris Paul (3),center, argues a call wi

Blake Griffin and John Wall hadn't played an NBA game yet

The latest iPhone model was the iPhone 3GS

Philip Schiller, senior vice president of marketing at Apple

Karl-Anthony Towns was 14 years old

World Select Team v USA Junior Select Team

Kim Kardashian was newly single after a breakup with Reggie Bush

San Antonio Spurs v New Orleans Hornets

Osama bin Laden had not yet been killed

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Brett Favre's streak of consecutive starts was still active -- with the Minnesota Vikings

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The Atlanta Braves were the best team in the National League

San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves, Game 3

Ronda Rousey was two months away from her amateur MMA debut

Strikeforce Challengers Weigh-in

Game of Thrones wouldn't premiere on HBO for another 10 months


Drake released his debut album "Thank Me Later"

Drake In Concert - San Francisco, CA

"The Fast and the Furious" movie franchise only had four installments


Bryce Harper was selected No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals

Braves Nationals Baseball

Your Facebook timeline was known as your "wall"

Facebook Conference

There were 225,000 apps in the App Store -- there were 1.5 million in June 2015


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