Coming out of the Eastern Conference we have the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers making the finals just goes to show how much one player can help a whole team. When LeBron James played for the Heat, they made the finals all 4 years he was there, and the Cavaliers didn’t even make the playoffs. LeBron James comes back to the Cavaliers and BOOM, they are headed to the Finals.
Out west we have the Golden State Warriors advancing to the finals. Wait, who?! That’s right, without any roster upgrade, the Warriors go from the 6th best team in the West to the best team in the NBA. Many, including Warriors superstar Wardell Curry, were upset at the firing of coach Mark Brown after last years first round exit. However, no one can complain now, as they have a 50% chance at becoming champions.
Many feel this will be a tightly contested series, and I agree. You have the best offense and defense in the NBA (Warriors) playing against one of the most talented teams in the NBA (Cavs). Superstar forward Kevin Love is out with a shoulder injury, and star point guard Kyrie Irving has been on and off due to injury. The fact that the Cavs were able to get to the Finals so easily without consistently having 2 of their best 3 players just goes to show how great LeBron James is. All in all, I’d say the experience of LeBron James gives the Cavs this series, as the Warriors are too dependent on the 3 point shot. The absence of Kevin Love will be felt, but I still feel that Cavs will be able to get the job done and win this series.