Game Seven. According to LeBron James, they are the “best two words ever.”
It’s now fair to assume that even LeBron would agree that having the words ‘Cleveland’, and ‘NBA Champions’ next to each other might be ever better.
What a way to end the season.
Just when we thought that Cavs were down and out, and going to be potentially swept in this series, Kyrie Irving and LeBron James spearheaded the greatest comeback of all time to force Game 7 and seized the opportunity to snatch an NBA Championship for the city of Cleveland in the most unlikely of comebacks.
No team had ever came back from a 3-1 deficit, and the Warriors hadn’t lost three games in a row while Steve Kerr had been head coach — but if there’s one person that likes to make history, it’s LeBron James.
Voted the unanimous Finals MVP, James, along with Irving controlled a see-sawing game and steered their team to victory, knocking down clutch shots in the final minute of the game.
In a disappointing outing for Golden State, the Dubs couldn’t get into any rhythm on the offensive end with the exception of Draymond Green, who almost carried his team to back to back championships.
But it wasn’t to be.
After a long championship drought across all of the major codes, the city of Cleveland can now sleep easy as the Larry O’Brien trophy has found a new home in their trophy cabinet.
We caught up with some of the Cavs’ players including Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert, Jordan McRae, Dahntay Jones and Tristan Thompson in the locker room after the record breaking win to check in on the celebrations and find out how what was running through their heads.
As Jordan McRae and Iman Shumpert say in their interview, is LeBron now the greatest of all time? I’m sure that debate will continue, but for now, the King has another championship and Finals MVP award to add to his collection.
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