This time last summer, The Cleveland Cavaliers were on top of the world and the greatest chapter of LeBron’s legacy had just been written after having resurrected the Cavs from a 3-1 deficit and capping the greatest NBA Finals ever by bringing Cleveland the city’s first championship in over fifty years.
Fast forward one major free-agent signing and a spirit-crushing NBA Finals one year later and the Cavaliers have suddenly transformed into something resembling the shit storm that made LeBron exit to Miami nearly six years ago. Keep Reading
Well, now that the glitch in the Matrix has finally been resolved, the universe is back to normal again and we got the Finals rematch we all thought we were gonna get in the first place.
Somehow, We Knew This Would Happen All Along
The NBA Finals are over and the Golden State Warriors were the better team the whole time. We all knew it. The numbers knew it. Steve Kerr and Steph Curry knew it. David Blatt and LeBron James knew it. Vegas knew it. There’s nothing surprising about a team that was wire-to-wire the NBAs best, winning a championship. Had LeBron not been in the Finals, we would’ve have been talking about how this has to be one of the greatest teams of all-time. But that wasn’t the case. Unfortunately for the Warriors, the 2015 NBA Finals will not be about them winning the Finals, but about how LeBron lost the Finals.
Gut Check Time
In the fleeting minutes of the 4th quarter of last night’s Finals game, you got the sense that it may be over. The Cavaliers have nothing left in their tank. There isn’t a single hope that exists for Cleveland other than knowing they’ll try to fend off elimination at home. Even then, that might not be enough.
How The Warriors Won Thanks To Some 28 Year-Old Staffer
Back to reality..sort of. If anything, game 4 was good for killing ESPN’s LeBron hard-on just a little. There are a lot of reasons you can point to as to why the Warriors finally woke the hell up. Was it because our goofy-ass NBA Finals hero didn’t go through with his pre-game ritual? Probably not. Was it because Steve Kerr is a liar-liar-pants-on-fire? Maybe. Or was it because some Golden State staffer tipped off Coach Kerr? Well, according to Kerr, actually..yeah, probably.
Dellavedova is not the NBA Finals hero we need. He’s the NBA Finals hero we deserve
It happened again. The Cavaliers playing with only 7 guys, basically (sorry Mike Miller :/ ), have thrown everything they’ve got at the Warriors to be juuuust good enough to inch out their 2-1 series lead. Game 3 played out like the narrative sequel to game 2; not as good as the original, but you get the feeling of where the story is headed toward. So altogether now: none of us thought Cleveland could repeat what they did on Sunday.
NBA Finals Game 2: What The Hell Was That?
Last night’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals was not pretty. It was sloppy, at times both Cavaliers and Golden State struggled to score and the refs took control of the game…by not ACTUALLY controlling the game. It was a throwback 90’s kinda game and damn was it a hell of a game.