The Golden State Warriors became the NBA's first back-to-back champion since 2013 on Friday night, gradually pulling away from the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a four-game sweep in the Finals with a 108-85 romp in Game 4 in Cleveland.
After a close battle in game 3 of the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cavs by a score of 110-102.
"For me, tonight will be tough", James said.
Durant joined James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as players in National Basketball Association history to win back-to-back Finals MVP Awards. It would make sense if this summer ends up being different, though, because if Cleveland loses LeBron James, there's not much of a point in a rebuilding squad keeping Love around.
Wherever he moves, the fans and detractors will no doubt follow. "We still have to keep that enthusiasm, trust and belief that we can get this thing done".
The leaguewide belief, of course, is that chasing championships is James's priority, which necessitates relocating to a team far better equipped to do so than the Cavaliers.
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ALSO READ: Hoopsters Amjyot, Palpreet banned for "gross indiscipline" Golden State claimed the sixth crown in club history, matching the Chicago Bulls for third on the all-time list. "I'm telling you what I know". With Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green leading the Warriors, LeBron and his cast of average teammates are overmatched in almost every category.
"You're going to have some jerks call him names and then you're going to have some people that say he brought this city its first championship in forever", D'Angelo Aikens, a 38-year-old Cavaliers fan, said.
LeBron James led Cleveland with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, but also had six turnovers. "I just appreciate what he's done for us this season".
"I hope he stays. But after a game like that, I'm not in any position to talk about that".
Two back-to-back... We all want something that's biggest than ourselves.
When James, who only attempted three shots from the floor during the second half, left the game with about four minutes to play, he did so to a standing ovation from a home crowd that were chanting "M-V-P, M-V-P".