That was a big reason he was named Finals MVP when the Warriors won the championship two years ago.
Add to that mix veterans such as Deron Williams, Channing Frye, Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith and the Cavs are one of the few teams in the league that have the firepower to stay with the Warriors.
This marks the first time in National Basketball Association history the same two teams played in three straight Finals and just the fourth time it has happened in the four major sports leagues.
Even though the Warriors were displaying video game-like dominance over the National Basketball Association, the talk of the league wasn’t over them.
James went on to win two National Basketball Association titles with the Heat. Capt. Patricia Sandoval, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, said neither James nor his family was in their secondary home at the time.
Durant punished Cleveland for leaving him free, taking the ball to the hoop for emphatic dunks as a man on a mission to deliver what he came for: a championship.
In the dawn of his return, the Cavaliers picked up right from where they left off placing second in the Eastern Conference with a 53-29 record.
This year could be different. Golden State is the first team to start a postseason at 12-0 and is winning by an average of 16.3 points.
The Warriors, as the favorites, have many paths to victory in this series. Cleveland got revenge last season, defeating Stephen Curry and a potent Golden State squad in seven games to even the series. “Obviously when you play against somebody and it’s the third time in a row and split the seasons and championships, they don’t like each other”.
Whenever a team has the best player on the floor, they always have a good chance in the series.
Underdogs or not, Love and the Cavs seem to be ready for the challenge.
While the Cavs went 12-1 on their way to the finals, the Warriors went a flawless 12-0. I sort of assumed all previous year that by the summer I’d get this thing knocked out. The prediction has now changed, however, as the company believes the Warriors will win. Green was also suspended by the league from game six.
“In an interview with ESPN, former Boston Celtics Paul Pierce compares Kevin Durant to a kid being friends with bullies to avoid getting beaten up”.
Kerr had said on Monday his status remained “up in the air” but that he expected a final decision to be made shortly after Game 1, if not before. Now [the Cavs and Warriors] are being called dynasties.
And three of those clubs then lost the finals. Before Game 1’s tip off, look at this rivalry’s best moments – from Kyrie Irving’s Game 7 shot to all the trash talk. Just like that, the 52-year championship drought ended and James fulfilled his long awaited promise to bring a championship back to his hometown.
There are seven 2017 NBA All-Stars and 11 players who have been All-Stars in their careers, as well as winners of seven of the last eight MVP awards, the most in either category since the 1983 NBA Finals.
In the most recent episode, we get to see Durant as he prepares for his first trip back to the Finals since 2012.
Now, Curry arrives back at the top of the sport playing as well as he ever has, averaging 28.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 43.1 percent from three-point range. But, with teammates like James and Irving, among others, in Cleveland who can create space, having a sharpshooter like Love on the outside is important. With A-list stars on both sides, and with legacies on the line in a variety of ways, these Finals have the potential to be a spectacle the likes of which we have never seen. Warriors vs. Cavaliers Part III. I think the team will be fine no matter what we do. It’s time to go. Remember how bad it got for LeBron after that first year in Miami?