Dub Dynasty: Hot-Shooting Curry Leads Warriors To NBA Title

Grant SmithJun 10, 2018

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 in Oakland, California.

Overcoming obstacles all season long, the Warriors won their fourth consecutive finals matchup against James and Cleveland easily.

It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one.

The game could also hold huge significance for Cleveland as it may be the last time James pulls on a Cavaliers jersey in front of the Quicken Loans crowd. His eighth appearance in a row didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. After missing the previous six games to injury, 2015 Finals MVP Andre Iguodala returned and game solid minutes on both ends of the floor.

The 29-year-old All-Star forward averaged 28.8 points in the series, along with 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists.

James later revealed that he played the final three contests with a serious and self-inflicted hand injury suffered after a Game One overtime loss in which J.R. Smith ran down the clock rather than attempt a game-winning shot as time expired. Though James put in his typically stellar performance in the Finals, Warriors easily swept the Cavaliers. "[When] we won the whole thing and it like 'oh my god, we're the darlings of the league". With LeBron entering free agency in the 2018 off-season, and many speculating he would leave Cleveland, many fans believed this was King James's last game as a Cavalier.

"I have no idea at this point", LeBron said after Golden State swept Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled Game 1. We were able to finish the series off.

He's also the sixth player to win the Finals MVP in consecutive years, joining six-time victor Michael Jordan, three-timers Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, two-timers Hakeem Olajuwon and Kobe Bryant.

But it was only a matter of time before the Warriors, who boast perhaps the most potent offense the National Basketball Association has ever seen, took over, using a dominant third quarter to build a 21-point cushion that left the Cavs' hopes of a comeback in their wake. And if you want to reach back to a long-ago era, the Boston Celtics of the 1950s and 1960s. James, however, has stuffed a stat sheet unlike anyone before him, and has a chance at finishing a second consecutive finals averaging a triple-double.

At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.

If LeBron can't make history by coming back from a 0-3 deficit in the NBA Finals, this will likely be the last time he'll wear a Cavs uniform. Against Golden State - regular season and Playoffs - Love is 23-of-24 from the line. He was 2-2 in four trips to the NBA Finals with Miami.

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