Yes, this was also the day the Cleveland Cavaliers were being recognized by the President for winning the 2016 NBA Championship and the Kasich family joined the team on the south lawn of the White House that day with Kasich boldly stating after "I'm predicting a repeat".
This image has quickly gone viral and is sporadically trending on Twitter. We saw a parade down East 9th Street, a visit to The White House, a expletive-filled call for help from LeBron James in January, a 26-point comeback in the playoffs, and.another Eastern Conference Championship.
WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers' nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers' league record, started with victories past year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland. But the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit past year, winning the title in seven games. The 2017 NBA Finals begin tomorrow on ABC. In all, there are a combined seven All-Stars on the two teams, and that means at any given time or in any given game, any of these guys could step up and take over the moment. Also, they each want the rubber match of this recent rivalry.
"Right now, he's not the best player on his team", Pippen added. While an argument can be made that Durant and Curry will be in the running for best player in this series, LeBron will take that honor.
Curry played well en route to his first title, though he didn't win the finals MVP award. The players have a deep rooted loyalty for their franchise, which makes a win all the more important to each individual. Curry came up short when Golden State needed a basket, and his inability to score against Kevin Love in the game's final minute was the ideal microcosm for his struggles.More news: Manila resort on lockdown after gunfire reports
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I have stated many times that I have pledged my allegiance to King James, and that is still true today. However, I'm not sure what the Cavs can do differently to close the gap, as game one was downright ugly. "Replacing Barnes with Kevin Durant, the best bucket-getter in the National Basketball Association, makes it a whooooole looooottttt harder for the Cavaliers".
For Golden State's Ian Clark, it was the 2008 NCAA men's basketball championship game, when he was a junior in high school and his hometown Memphis Tigers lost to Kansas. In the climatic Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, the score was tied at 89 with less than a minute to go.
So who wins: Cleveland, led by James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love or Golden State, led by Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green? Golden State will try to keep him in check with Draymond Green, one of the league's best and most versatile defenders. They can shoot. They can get hot and blow out any team. Cleveland got the isolations they wanted at times, only to find a Warriors defense that was up to the task and hung with them.
"Comparing between people either living or still playing or not playing, it's great for barbershops, but for me I'm just trying to leave a legacy behind so I can inspire the next group of kids".