Twenty-fifteen, 2016, 2017 and now 2018 the Cavaliers will face the Warriors in the NBA finals. The King of the East vs the strongest the West have to offer. Are we tired? We say we are tired, but we are not tired. The NBA finals have been taking a page out of Batman’s script and given us not what we want, but what we deserve. The Celtics only home game loss came when it counted the most. James Harden, Chris Paul and Mike D’Antoni all got exposed when it counted the most. So here we are again.
The Celtics and the Rockets were the teams that were built to stop this dynasty by LeBron James and the Warriors (Yes, they are a dynasty). Both failed or did they? Let’s be honest, this what the NBA really wants it to be. Maybe the scales would have tilted if Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Chris Paul would have been at 100% but the result would have been the same.
LeBron will face his biggest test yet in his chase of “the number 23”. The world of basketball and sports in this period in time is about LeBron James. For example baseball game Astros vs Yankees; Aaron Judge steps up to the plate; announcer introduces Judge to the plate 6’7, 280 pounds; 2nd announcer says oh wow thought you were talking about LeBron, who just led the Cavaliers over Boston last night (not exactly quoted, it went something like that). King James is not just basketball, his legacy and dominance in sports is undeniable.
For the Warriors it is about creating and winning with a new brand of basketball. The Houston Rockets are a product of the Warriors. The Nuggets are the best example of trying to mimic the Warriors. Just as with many copies or replicas they are not as good as the original formula. The Warriors 3-game is perfection, they succeed in the 3rd with their 3 Point shooting, chasing their 3rd championship, 3 of the best 3 point shooters in the league. The Warriors really live and die by the 3.
Are you ready now? On May 2nd I asked if we should be preparing for another Cavs Vs Warriors series. Ready or not is here. The game plans are simple, for the Cavs give the ball LeBron and for the Warriors is unleashed Stephen Curry in the 3rd quarter.
Who do you think wins?