We Knew a Warriors Sweep Was Coming Two Summers Ago

Grant SmithJun 10, 2018

LeBron James might be playing his last game as a member of the Cavaliers on Friday night. Kevin Durant helped out with a triple-double (20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists) and was named MVP of the finals for the second straight year (though some thought the award should've gone to Curry).

Still tired and wrestling with emotions after losing Game 3 on Wednesday night, when Kevin Durant scored 43 points and shot the Warriors within one win of their third title in four years, James pointed out Thursday what has become terrifyingly obvious: The Warriors are at another level and may be for a while.

"We've got a bunch of guys in the locker room that don't care about anything but just being better basketball players every day and winning". LeBron James has done that twice (2012 and 2016), and three others did so once: Larry Bird (1986), James Worthy (1988), and Tim Duncan (2003). I was just trying to win and I thought we both played well. After dropping a monstrous 51 points in Game 1 of the Finals, James' approach did appear different in Games 2, 3, and 4.

By the start of the fourth, the only question was whether Curry would win his first NBA Finals MVP or if it would go to Durant for the second year in a row.

James is a free agent next month. "All season, getting up, going to work with these guys is wonderful", Durant said.

"Obviously, from a talent perspective, if you're looking at Golden State from their top five best players to our top five players, you would say they're stacked better than us".

Defending champion Golden State can capture a 3rd title in 4 seasons, carrying a 3-0 lead over the Cavaliers into Game 4 of their record 4th consecutive best-of-seven title matchup. "I think I've got a lot more to go". The potential of core of LeBron, Embiid and Ben Simmons would make the Sixers one of the favorites to win a championship.

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants.

"We'll get it done this summer", Lacob said after the Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. A disgusting look for LeBron, especially with this being the third time in the last four years that a LeBron led team has lost to the Warriors. The East might be a wild race, with Toronto, Philadelphia and Boston probably all likely to enter the year thinking they have NBA Finals potential - as will any team that has James on its roster next fall. I'm never going to give up and never going to give in.

"What we've been able to accomplish is really meaningful and something that not many players have been able to experience", said Curry. "It's an unbelievable feeling to come here with a mission and get the job done", Curry said.

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