Thursday, 18 October, 2018

LeBron James unveils his plans to eventually own an National Basketball Association team

Vera Richards | 02 June, 2017, 01:08

Choices: LeBron James (+125), Kyrie Irving (CLE) +500, Kevin Love (CLE) +1200, Stephen Curry (GS) +350, Kevin Durant (GS) +300, Klay Thompson (GS) +1000, Field (any other player) +2500.

James became the first player to lead an NBA Finals in every major statistical category with 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 8.9 assists, 2.6 steals and 2.3 blocked shots a game previous year. "I'm sure come tip-off tomorrow, when I'm looking at those guys in that uniform, it will feel even more that way, but right now just kind of taking everything in stride".

Can the Cavs make it a two-peat? The Lakers shut down Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng for the final 15 games while trying to hold on to their lottery pick, and the Nets may have had the biggest head-scratcher by not playing three key players despite the importance of the game's outcome. If Curry is able to find his mojo early in the Finals, it is hard seeing the Warriors loe back-to-back. James, Irving, and Love helped Cleveland turn around their fortunes to become one of the best teams in the East again.

The 2016-17 National Basketball Association regular season was tedious. Then, the Nerdlucks possessed James Harden's talent, and Houston choked horrifically, losing Game 6 by 39 points at home. He is the all-time leading scorer in playoff history, after all.

In bulldozing their respective conferences through the first three rounds of the postseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors each earned an extended rest before their highly anticipated showdown in the NBA Finals begins on Thursday.

Golden State blew out Cleveland in the one meeting between the two teams this year at Oracle Arena.

"I feel good about our chances", LeBron James said this week.

Golden State is a -240 series favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com with Cleveland at +200.

The Cavs and Warriors steamrolled their respective opponents en route to the Finals, setting up a matchup some are likening to the 1975 "Thrilla in Manila" - the third and final boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. That number is LESS than the cheapest ticket for a Finals game at Golden State last season ($665).

"Any time someone beats you, you'd love to play them", Green said.

THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS and Golden State Warriors are about to go head-to-head in their third consecutive NBA Finals, but that does not mean everything is the same.

The Cavaliers added a 3-point specialist in Korver, along with backup point guard Deron Williams and swingman Derrick Williams to the mix in hopes of giving James more offensive options around him. Barnes drove to the rim 1.5 times per game during the 2016 National Basketball Association playoffs, where he scored just 1.08 points per possession.

Vegas believes Golden State will win this series in five games. In addition, it's worth noting in the Christmas Day showdown the Warriors were favored by 3.5 points in Cleveland. Cleveland will have to slow down a team that has been clobbering teams by 16.3 points per game in the postseason. As it stands, Cleveland has the second-best defense and the best offense during the playoffs, which is also not a bad recipe for success. And that might be just the opening Curry needs to shine brightest again on the big stage after the struggles past year, when he shot just 40 per cent in the Finals and had more turnovers (30) than assists (26). And LeBron James is in full on Playoff LeBron mode, as if someone had saved up their strength to suddenly stat flicking their thumb wildly at the end of a video game to turbo boost their player's performance.

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