The Boston Celtics have won the most league titles, at 17. But it's a very different feeling. So as people fight on social media and TV on the discussion of who is the greatest of all-time, don't think LeBron is quietly listening, what will continually be brought up in these conversations is the number of championships and record in the finals. "But it was hard". The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near.
"I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an incredible season", Kerr praised.
"Not for me to answer that question", he said. They understand when they get on the court with me or if they check up with me, they know what it is.
LeBron stays, and the Cavs inject youth LeBron stays, and the Cavs add another star LeBron leaves, and the Cavs try to contend This scenario addresses of what could unfold if James leaves and the Cavaliers launch a full rebuild. "They had an unbelievable run".
And once again, Kevin Durant-the 2017 Finals MVP-had the ball in his hands, the momentum running down the court, and the swagger to pull up from nearly the same spot behind the three-point line from where he hit a memorable shot previous year. "There's a sense of pride around those things", Curry said. Does it? We won two championships. When we came here three years ago in the first meeting, we weren't fearful of his shot. "I don't even know how or why other than being around a lot of superstars". After Kevin Durant did that, Klay Thompson hugged right back. "I was there in the Hamptons (at the Durant recruiting session) when we had that discussion". It was all about let's win championships together, and that's what this is about. You guys like this cast, huh?
The Warriors have dethroned The King - LeBron James - with back-to-back NBA Finals wins against overmatched Cavaliers teams, and those wins may have tacitly convinced him to leave OH this summer, when he will be a free agent. It was his way of getting out in front of it all by publicly acknowledging that he had suffered the injury after Game 1, which is quite remarkable that noise about the injury didn't come out earlier. The summer of 2016 was unforgettable, with a downtown parade that James has said overwhelmed him with emotion. That day is inevitable, even if Myers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, and the Golden State players are paid handsomely to avoid such a fate. The next person who walks up to me and says LeBron James - who is unbelievable, fantastic - is as good as Michael Jordan, or competes like Michael Jordan, I'm just going to slap the hell out of you right on the spot.
"For me, I still have so much to give to the game. Unbelievable feeling to come in here on a mission and get the job done".
This much is clear: Golden State has no designs on giving up its throne.
Now that the NBA Finals are over, the Summer of LeBron is officially upon us yet again.
It's quite possible that James himself still has no idea what he's going to do.
"When you make mistakes they make you pay", he said, "because they're already more talented than you are but they also have the minds behind it, too, and they also have the championship DNA". In 2004 Karl Malone and Gary Payton had both taken pay cuts to sign for the midlevel exceptions, joining forces with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. That's the beauty of their team.
But Golden State were seriously challenged only once in the post-season - by the Houston Rockets, who took the Western Conference Finals to their seven-game limit. James had two MRIs during the series and iced the hand after games. All around them were Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala and a succession of Warriors who ran around and harassed Cleveland's shooters enough to make life hard.
Where James will ultimately end up remains to be seen, but sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark have been cautious with their 2019 National Basketball Association championship odds in anticipation that he could sign with one of a few different teams.
Kevin Love and the No. 8 pick are the two best trade assets of the Cavaliers.