Looking at this playoff journey, we knew it wasn't going to be as easy as past year. They were a teenage boy, pre-teen, a little girl that wasn't around. The 13 blocks was a playoff high for the Warriors this year; they only had three games during the regular season with more than 13 blocked shots. "For him to fight through all of that, be there for us every single day and for us to celebrate this moment is what makes it all worth it".
Still, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is often asked about the Jordan-James GOAT debate, being that he played with MJ, winning four rings during that time. That's because one report suggests that if LeBron James leaves in free agency next month, the Cavaliers will seek to unload Kevin Love and others as they officially begin another rebuilding project. "James wants reliability as much as ability".
According to Sports Media Watch, the game drew an overnight television rating on ABC of just 11.2, the lowest single-game mark of the four consecutive Finals between these two squads. "For a lot of different reasons", he explained in the press conference. "I let the emotions get the best of me". He completed a superhuman postseason effort averaging 34.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and nine assists per game. And while James said he's still unsure what he will do when he can opt out his contract and hit the free agent market this summer, the 4-time MVP provided his most thorough insight to date regarding his upcoming decision.
Not wanting to give the Cavs or their fans any hope despite the fact that no team has ever overcome a 3-0 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs, the Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead when Curry ignored a closeout by James and dropped a 3-pointer. So sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that.
"Not for me to answer that question", he said.
"I hope he stays". "From five years ago until now, it seems like he's ten times better, because he's added so much skill to his game".
When Coach Tyronn Lue considered the 15th season authored by LeBron James, his thoughts fit the tone of the series.
As he faded, so too did his teammates - with ESPN commentator Mark Jackson lamenting the lack of effort as the Warriors snatched repeated offensive rebounds.
"To carry this team the way he did all season and leading by example, it's just a testament to his character and who he is as a person and a player". The Cavaliers could never match that sort of versatility.
James finished with 23 points and spent the final minutes on the bench, contemplating what went wrong and maybe his next move.