James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. The 2016 champions vs. the 2015 champions.
James and Irving have been at the forefront of the Cavaliers and despite dropping one game to the Boston Celtics in the conference finals, the Cavaliers enter in strong form and with the look of a team hungry for another title.
And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with “3-1 Lead” – a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year’s Finals – prominently displayed on the drum set.
Sato dedicated his victory to the people of northeastern Japan still recovering from the deadly tsunami of 2011 which killed more than 18,000 people. He won 42 IndyCar races in his career, third-most in series history, but never at The Brickyard.
Is 20 years old too young to win a Grand Slam? But it’s not ideal to have that at the start of the tournament, we’ve seen that with Andy in the past. It was the manner of defeat that was in stark contrast with the glory days.