Golden State Warriors
Generally, a new coach inherits the very vulnerable team that got the prior coach fired. Which is why, aside from LeBron, the most viscerally defeated or deflated man in the building was Mark Jackson.
There are still plenty of franchises that haven’t won a championship in a long time, and we’ll look at the 10 that have been waiting the longest.
If you need to know why LeBron James produced more offense for a team in the championship round than any in league history, just look at his most unsupportive, supporting cast.
It might turn people off, but there is some comfort in having a league where the best team wins most of the time.
The Warriors – using a barrage of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter – won their first title since 1975 by finishing off James and the Cavaliers 105-97 on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the finals.
When the ref tosses the ball up Tuesday night, LeBron James has 48 minutes to keep a public and poignant pledge he made to his hometown.
LeBron James is having a series for the ages and his final numbers will likely surpass Jerry West’s epic run back in 1969.
James had more points, rebounds or assists than anybody on either team. He played center, point guard and everywhere in between.
LeBron James casually swished a jumper from the corner, an otherwise ordinary shot with a higher degree of difficulty given the backpack hanging over his shoulders.
The Golden State Warriors are going home in the same shape as when they left – tied in the NBA Finals.
Much of the fourth-quarter turnaround for the Warriors can be attributed to David Lee, who had a much bigger impact than even his 10 points would indicate.
LeBron James came home last summer to win a championship – one like no other. He’s two wins away.
The first two games went to overtime, but I predict Tuesday’s Game 3 won’t be as close. The feeling-out period is over.
With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving out, by all rights the Cavaliers should be down two games instead of heading back to Cleveland with home-court advantage.
Because the Warriors have been a bottom-of-the-barrel team for most of my life, I viewed the “Golden State” title as a novelty.