Thursday, 18 October, 2018

For Warriors, it’s only about winning championships

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant GETTYJR Smith made a huge error in Game 1 after running out the clock
Frederick Owens | 11 June, 2018, 16:55

More than anything else, the Warriors somewhat tainted Cav LeBron James rendezvous to greatness in that he might again leave the state and city of his birth.

On many levels, this competition is healthy. In the eastern conference, the Philadelphia 76ers have a young and up and coming team that features young talent in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. According to Marc Stein of New York Times, the presence of Chris Paul in Houston makes the Rockets a "dangerous player" in LeBron's free agency in July. He said he takes inspiration from the likes of Kobe and LeBron, but at the same time, he feels like it's harder to shine when you have good players around you.

The Celtics' odds have improved slightly after they opened at 8-1 to win the 2019 title. He gutted it out in the final three games, and apparently few people knew about his injury.

It was the fifth-best scoring night in Finals history and the first 50-point game in the Finals since Michael Jordan scored 55 against Phoenix in 1993.

Kerr said the only thing that ever matters to Curry is winning titles. If Paul is healthy, then Houston could have won an National Basketball Association title. "That's never how I wanted to play and that's never how I wanted to approach a team", Durant told Yahoo Sports.

That's what it's all about, and that's what the top players understand.

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The draft is 10 days before free agency and trades can be made, but what the Cavs do in the draft could be a clue about what they plan to do with Love. Overall, the Sixers all-stars and bench players could help LeBron be more effective and challenge Golden State in a better way.

After the game, the questions started to pop up.

Will the National Basketball Association require more accurate injury reporting?

LeBron has shown his dominance largely through illustrating his mastery of the game; climbing multiple leaderboards and his many statistical marvels - this is where he finds his advantage. "So I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that". His teams were simply overmatched, much like 2007 and 2015. Obviously, you saw this year he can get to the Finals no matter what the circumstances are.

Considering how dominant he was in Game 1, scoring a playoff career-high 51 points (on 59.3 percent shooting) to go with eight assists and eight rebounds, the gap between the before-and-after numbers is stark enough to make this the latest what-if scenario. Pictured: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The truth is that the best teams win rings.

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