James knows he will have his hands full when the series opens on Thursday in Oakland but said he likes his team's chances of pulling off what Las Vegas would consider an upset. So, in the spirit of enjoying the moment, LeBron James, J.R. Smith, and Tristan Thompson went out to see Future and the Migos at a show just outside of Akron on Saturday night, and had a great time from the video taken by others in the crowd.
Of the many juicy subplots between the Cavs and Warriors, one that frequently goes overlooked is Lue, the former assistant who has blossomed in no time into one of the leagues brightest young head coaches and a playoff savant.
The pressure is going to be on Kevin Durant all series long.
Of the 30 National Basketball Association teams that compete during the regular season, 16 teams, eight in the Eastern Conference and eight in the Western Conference, participate in the post-season playoffs leading up to the Finals. The sports fanatic has delivered some early support for LeBron James and his Cavs.
This season the Warriors have been good but not as good as they were a year ago. It might be risky to place the money on the underdog but if that team would be the Cavs with King James on the lead then the bet is certainly a calculated risk. "There seems to be a theme when I'm out, I think the team is like 108-2". The Warriors responded by signing Kevin Durant in the offseason. And though their offense is the main attraction, their defense has the best defensive rating of any team this postseason. Can Kyrie Irving continue his outstanding play in the postseason?
The reigning NBA Coach of the Year is still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure at Duke University to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from back surgery complications almost two years ago. But this year is a different story.
It's the matchup most expected, the matchup most predicted, and probably the matchup the Cavaliers and Warriors wanted as well. They're hungry as ever. How many games will the finals series last? The Cavaliers clinched by winning Game 7 in Oakland past year, so obviously home-court doesn't mean much.
Everything he can do to help Golden State get prepared, Kerr is doing - until he feels he might be fine to return to the bench. Simple as it sounds, the Warriors are just too strong and talented on both ends of the floor to end another campaign without the Larry O'Brien Trophy.