Whether you like it or not, there are many intriguing storylines that headline the 2016 NBA Finals. A rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will begin tonight. It appeared as though the Cavs would be taking on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, but they blew a 3 games to 1 lead against the Warriors, and ended up losing in 7.
Any time the Warriors are counted out, they seem to find a way. The team went 73-9 in the regular season, the best regular season record in NBA history. Players admit on Golden State that they get their opponents best matchup every night. You can bet they’re going to get a fired up Cleveland team that lost in 6 games to the Warriors in the 2015 Finals. There is a major difference in this final, because it is not LeBron James vs the Warriors, this time he has Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love healthy. Love was out all of the Finals last season and Irving went down in game 1. These two players are key for Cleveland to be victorious.
Klay Thompson and Steph Curry are going to shoot the lights out for the Warriors, but I think the Warriors will go down to the Cavs in this series in 7 games. Last year, LeBron almost single handedly defeated the Warriors, but went down in 6 games. This Cavs team is healthy, and has been the best team thus far in the playoffs. LeBron will be the playmaker he always is, but he is going to need help from Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and JR Smith.
The city of Cleveland is due for a championship. LeBron James would want nothing more than to get his home city a championship. They are hungry, and this might be the best team they’ve ever had in terms of personnel. I will not be surprised if Steph Curry and Klay Thompson lead this historic Warriors to their second straight NBA Finals championship, but I’m taking the Cavs to win it all. The Cavs are arguably the hottest team in basketball and they remember what happened last year.Lets not forget this is LeBron James’ 7th NBA Finals appearance. He may have a losing record, but he knows what it takes to win. My prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers in 7 games. NBA Finals MVP: Kyrie Irving.