No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

Posted May 29, 2017

That's how LeBron James saw it.

An unprecedented Finals trilogy was finally set, and still, James had no interest or energy to engage the topic.

I'm going to be honest, I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State.

"I'm really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as I've been", Durant said.

Next week they'll be watching Durant, who will play for his first title in his first season with the Warriors, a chance to finally be No. 1 on a team that once viewed him as their No. 2.

"I don't care who you're playing, to make it to the NBA Finals, to win your conference finals, it's a big task", Brown said.

LeBron James No.23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates his dunk in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on Friday in Boston, Massachusetts.

"Most importantly, they care about my health, not just being a basketball player".

He set the record for points in the National Basketball Association playoffs, surpassing Michael Jordan, which everyone knows means quite a lot to the legacy-focused James.

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In the Celtics series, Kyrie Irving averaged 25.8 points and 5.4 assists per game on 62.2 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent shooting from three.

LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. That group produced.072 win shares per 48 minutes during their rookie season and.111 during their first year of postseason play.

James, who earlier on Thursday suggested comparisons were only for "barbershops", tried to sidestep the Jordan topic.

When pressed, however, he acknowledged Jordan's massive influence and the significance of the milestone. I think you've found two great teams. I never thought that you could get to a point where Mike was. "He was very focused on scoring, a deadly assassin, but the rest of the part of his game, LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan". "I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike, just because of what he was able to accomplish".

James promptly knocked down two more three-pointers before the end of the third period. In 2015, James had to carry an injury-depleted roster and came up short in six games. Postseason performance is preferred here due to how lackadaisical the Cavaliers were during the regular season - their net rating of 2.9 has since exploded to plus-16.1 in the postseason, despite concerns about their depth and defense before the playoffs began. But, as James made clear, numbers won't define how he compares himself to Jordan. It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs. "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible". "It was an awesome time to see two great players who have Hall of Fame potential from the beginning. It doesn't matter to me".

James said he was honored to pass Jordan, his boyhood idol.

JAMES: The biggest thing for me sitting here today after breaking the all-time scoring record in playoff history is that I did it just being me. He's now third with 1,439. "He's doing a lot more movement, which makes it even tougher to guard after being one of the tougher scorers I've ever seen". And at this point of the year, if you have the right guys, you're clicking and you're healthy, you're going to have a chance to win. "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better".

At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time, how proud of him he was. There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory.