As the Golden State Warriors celebrated their second straight NBA Championship, and third title in four years, late on Friday night, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James made a startling revelation during the post game press conference.
What could make things interesting and put National Basketball Association 2K in an intriguing position is if James were to leave the Cavaliers during offseason, as it would be the second straight player to have their jersey changed on the cover.
As for James, he accomplished his goal of bringing a title to Cleveland in 2016, but having lost three of four to the Warriors, he likely will move on as a free agent to a team he believes is ready to win.
Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob expects to sign coach Steve Kerr to a contract extension this summer. Was The Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers could have been extended (2000-02), but their internal rivalry in 200002 cut the era short.
Plus, why would the Rockets blow something up when they came one game away (possibly a Chris Paul injury) from beating the defending champions and representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
Cleveland can offer James more money - a five-year, US$209 million contract - than anyone else, but the larger issue is what it can do to improve a roster that's now short on title-winning performance. And that's especially true if leagues are as heavily involved with sports betting as they are intimating they want to be. "Obviously if he came back, they won't be 30-1". The Rockets are the 2-1 favorites, followed by the Lakers at 5-2, the Sixers at 9-2, the Cavaliers at 5-1 and the Celtics at 10-1.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst says that James had multiple MRI's to make sure that the hand wasn't broken and that James had to wear a soft cast on the hand during off-days. Despite a National Basketball Association championship being the only team accomplishment in the National Basketball Association (besides Division and Conference champion banners) and the inconsistency with using the "RINGZ" argument, this is the argument used to discredit LeBron's greatness. However, Chamberlain ran into a formidable foe in the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics, a balanced squad whose two-way dominance allowed them to win eleven rings from the 1956-1957 season to the 1968-1969 season.
"The guy is leaving, and I do not know where he is going".
"That's probably the longest shot of it happening", Sherman said of Miami.