After months of reports that Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was not in favor of the team trading away its star point guard in Kyrie Irving, James, himself, has now admitted as much. "I had loved him at Arizona and was hoping that he slid to us with that pick".
"Any time you have a team that's led by somebody who is considered the greatest player of all time or one of them, there's going to be an interesting sort of dynamic with the teammates", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. That was expected to translate into a second consecutive championship and put them in the conversation as the greatest team in National Basketball Association history.
Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook manager Jeff Sherman reported that the Warriors opened as minus-1,200 favorites, with the Cavaliers at plus-750.
Houston would have to match any offer Capela gets if they want to keep him and that would put them way over the luxury tax. We will mix things up.
"For me as a competitor, it's fun", James said. If the now injured Andre Iguodala returns to play at some point in this series, he'll be one of just eight players to have played in all four Cavaliers-Warriors Finals (Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Shaun Livingston, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson and James are the others).
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Lue first said Smith thought the Cavs were ahead, and later clarified to cleveland.com that he hadn't spoken with Smith. He returned for the start of the second quarter to huge roars from the yellow-clad sellout crowd and scored 24 points.
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Before picking either side in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, you need to read what SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein has to say. And while the chase-down block might be James' signature version, this more traditional swat was no less remarkable.
Everyone is still trying to figure out what went on in the final minute of regulation in Game One. While the Warriors have plenty of star power, Cleveland is actually down a star from last year's Finals, when Golden State booted the Wine & Gold out in five games. SportsLine will have game-by-game gambling advice for the NBA Finals here.
So maybe the Cavs aren't such great underdogs after all - at least in the mind of James, who suggests maybe there is another level he can reach. "Every time you play in the Finals it's special". The city of Cleveland had won its first major championship since 1964.
The sense was that the same team could take those final steps, with Morey and D'Antoni talking about free agents Chris Paul and Clint Capela and next season as if they were already signed. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated ahead of Game 2.
Alright, this one might be a bit more hard.