A Quick End To The Finals

Give Golden State credit.  Not only did they eliminate the bad taste from last year, they did it in a dominating fashion. Going 16-1 in the NBA playoffs is an amazing feat. But, can’t we praise the Warriors while also praising LeBron James’ efforts in the Finals? Why do people feel compelled to tear him down yet again today after losing that series? He averaged a triple-double in the Finals, so I find it hard to place the blame for this loss on him.

Here’s another way to look at it. The Warriors set the record for most wins in a season last year and came one game away from winning a title. (Remember who stopped that) They then went out and added one of the best players in the league in Kevin Durant, so they got even better. Stopping that freight train was never going to be easy and while LeBron had his moments, the Warriors had too much talent.

Durant got ripped in the offseason for leaving Oklahoma City and going to Golden State because it “proved he couldn’t win on his own” according to the haters. LeBron is getting ripped today for not being able to stop that from happening. One thing is for sure, haters and going to hate.

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  • blmeanie  On June 16, 2017 at 5:56 am

    It is the entire body of work for Lebron that people don’t like. Great talent but beginning with leaving Cleveland in the first place, how he did it, pairing up with Wade and Bosh then leaving there to go back to Cleveland. How will it go for his reputation if/when he leaves Cleveland again?

    • nysportsfanatic  On June 17, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Totally agree that “The Decision” was a stupid, stupid, move to make. But, I made plenty of stupid moves in my 20’s, so I lean to forgiveness of that.

      I think you hit upon a great point, he can’t leave Cleveland. If he does, his reputation is destroyed. But flip that on its head. If he stays, does he get any credit for doing so?

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