Well folks we have a game 7. LeBron, Curry, Irving, Green, Thompson and Love are set to play for it all on Sunday. A father’s day gift from the league wrapped up with more story lines than a day time soap opera. LeBron’s legacy is on the line and the Dubs are looking to prove that last year was no fluke as they look to repeat as champions. The 2015-2016 NBA Finals has been one of the most entertaining and intriguing finals series in recent history and here’s why.
In last year’s championship series the Warriors won the title against the Cavaliers. A rematch is always intriguing, especially in the finals. Last season the Cavs were not at full strength when they faced the Warriors after they lost both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to injury. In this series everyone is healthy, if they win it may fuel the fire of those that thought the Cavs would have won last season. The Warriors are looking to prove that no matter which Cavalier team they faced the outcome would have been the same.
The Warriors finished the regular season 73-9, the best record in NBA history and they looked unbeatable during the season. In fact they beat all the teams that were supposed to be a challenge to their title and they beat them handily. Some of the teams that defeated them during the regular season were not the teams that we would expect to give them such a challenge. They lost to the upstart Timberwolves and the Bucks, who’s combined record did not eclipse the Warriors win total. They also lost to the young Los Angeles Lakers. To lose in the finals after such a historic season would be considered a disaster.
This is LeBron’s 6th consecutive NBA Finals appearance. He seemingly takes every team that he plays for to the annual championship series. However this final is shaping up to be a special one. The Cavs were down 0-2 quickly and it seemed every body wrote them off and handed the title to the team from Oakland. But as the old saying goes, “it’s not over till it’s over.” The Cavs have stormed back from a 3-1 deficit and tied the series at 3 games a piece, turning game 7 into a do or die for both teams. If LeBron leads the Cavaliers to victory in game 7 this could go down as one of the biggest upsets in NBA history. It sounds strange to say that about a team with LeBron James on its roster.
Stephen Curry was the unanimous MVP of the regular season, the first to ever do it, but questions about the award persist. Did he deserve it? Yes, he was the MVP however many felt that he should not have been unanimous. He is an exciting player that has an uncanny ability to hit shots that most will get benched and traded for attempting. Curry is by far one of the most exciting players in the league; his charm, the 3’s and the swagger of an assassin make him one of the most likeable faces of the league. Curry can get hot in a hurry and put up points on the board at an astounding rate. No lead is safe against the Warriors. He has not had one of his signature scoring outburst thus far, Sunday will be the perfect time to do it.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love look to prove that they belong in the elite conversation. Irving, has had a huge impact on the series, both he and LeBron seemed to be on another planet right now. They are in a groove and look to stay hot in game 7. Love has struggled with early foul trouble and has not had a stand out game thus far in the finals; hopefully he can make game 7 the game that he has one of his signature games.
Regardless of the outcome of game 7, this will be one of the most exciting finals series in quite some time. Come Sunday many will be glued to their high definition televisions, tablets, phones and other devices to watch the game. Social media will undoubtedly be alive, as people will be tweeting, snapping and posting on Facebook about the game. Will King James regain his throne or will Steph Curry cook up his magic and repeat as champion? We can’t wait! Let’s Go!
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