Social media sympathy & skepticism for LeBron James after NBA Finals defeat

Jun 09, 2018, 19:00
Social media sympathy & skepticism for LeBron James after NBA Finals defeat

Throughout the night, Curry drained 3-pointers - 7 of 15 - while performing his signature shimmy move. He already had more points than in that 11-point outing.

He was only 3 for 16 in Game 3, including 1 for 10 behind the arc.

The Cavaliers got back to within 11. He vented at his teammates during a Game 4 timeout, and he melted down on the bench before Game 1's overtime as he learned details of J.R. Smith's blunder. There was no immediate word on the status or severity of his injury.

Though it should be said, this is not a one-sided equation: if LeBron remains in Cleveland and finds another batch of magic, there's no guarantee the Warriors return to the Finals next year, either. In October we wanted to be back in this moment, and a lot went into it.

Game 4 of the NBA Finals is underway and Cavaliers are in a bad situation, but Game 4s have been good for them lately.

Kerr added: "I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an fantastic season".

Game 1 of the Finals threw that finding into stark relief.

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The Cavs are facing elimination for the fourth time this postseason.

That Stephen Curry could have made for an equally worthy Finals MVP tells you all you really need to know about Golden State's gaudy construction. The Warriors demolished anything left in yet another of their signature third-quarter runs, extending their lead to 21 points before winning 108-85 in Cleveland.

"Self-inflicted, post-game after game one".

It's also the only way the Cavaliers can survive. Battling either the Warriors or Rockets before even reaching the Conference Finals could be too much to handle.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said his team has not given up on itself. If he wants to go and get a championship, by all means go and get it. Subir Jossan, a hand and orthopedic surgeon at the Centers for Advanced Orthopedics near Washington, DC, says playing with a broken hand risks more injury.

The question was basically this: Would you rather win an National Basketball Association championship on Friday night in Cleveland and hear booing from the Cavaliers' home crowd, or finish off the series in Golden State before happy Warriors fans?

Plus, Golden State will get better. Kerr sounded exhausted when explaining his actions.

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But if it happens, at least he'll be in elite company.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were brushed aside by the Golden State Warriors last night, completing a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven NBA finals to be crowned the best team in U.S. basketball for the second year in a row.

The other four guys to be twice-swept?

West played in nine finals, winning only one in 1972 with the Los Angeles Lakers.

A few days ago, LeBron spoke candidly about why he left the Cavaliers in 2010 - because the team wasn't good enough. There will be a parade in the Bay Area before long, championship rings to hand out and another banner to unfurl on opening night next season, and more free agents likely will take a look at signing with Golden State in an effort to add to their own jewelry collections. NBA Finals? The Cavs would be lucky to make the playoffs again in the next half-decade. He feared it would cause his Warriors to underachieve - which, for them, was anything short of another championship. 2015 - 2016: Lost NBA Finals to Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7. Since then, the earliest any title series has ended was June 12.

After scoring 51 points in Game 1, James scored 29 in Game 2, 33 in Game 3 (including a triple-double) and 23 in Game 4. The fact that they got here surprised me, actually, watching them during the regular season.

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