LeBron can’t save himself, so he’ll leave Cleveland after losing NBA Finals

LeBron can’t save himself, so he’ll leave Cleveland after losing NBA Finals

"The fact that they got here surprised me, actually", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson all got hurt.

On the night, James top scored for his side and left to a standing ovation after playing 41 of the game's first 44 minutes, but it was his least productive performance of the series.

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James revealed that he played the last three games of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors with a "self-inflicted" injured hand.

Another Summer of LeBron is officially underway and there are already teams stretching from Philadelphia to Los Angeles hoping to land the three-time champion, who may have to go elsewhere to put together a cast strong enough - and as James made clear this week, smart enough - to bring down the Warriors.

"Going into this season, I don't think anybody could have guessed or predicted the ups and downs and the roller coaster we've been on", Curry said Thursday as the Warriors prepped for the possible clincher. We just won back-to-back.

The cause: He punched something after Game 1 of the finals, his frustration having obviously boiled way over when the Cleveland Cavaliers let the series opener against the Golden State Warriors get away amid late-game miscues and one overturned call that left him seething. But since then, he has seen the Cavaliers trade All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics, the departure of general manager David Griffin and back-to-back Finals losses to the Warriors. Next year will be even tougher.

It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one.

The final on Friday night was Golden State 108, Cleveland 85.

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They needed 27 starting lineups in the regular season, and five so far in the playoffs.

Durant is one of 30 players to win the award. "It's impossible to do that, because they're built from a different cloth, and I know that firsthand". Will the aging superstar leave the Cleveland Cavaliers a second time, as he did earlier in his career when he joined the Miami Heat and won two championships?

"If you can get healthy and guys are playing at the right level at the same time, then you can feel like you can beat anybody".

They did it the hard way, without question. Nonetheless, he had a big game, scoring 37 points in a bounce-back from the Game 3 atrocity in which he shot 1 for 10 from three-point land and 3 for 16 overall. I just appreciate what he's done for us this season. Yet the cumulative effect on multiple journeys adds up, and we have felt that this year. Not many teams are in position to even think about knocking the Warriors off their perch. It's been our most hard season.

The finish line is now within sight.

LeBron was a major voice in the National Basketball Association players' union when it made the decision to reject the team owners' provision to space out salary cap increases when the league's new TV deal spiked league revenue. Kerr is still bothered by those symptoms but told ESPN that he had been able to manage them better this season.

But beyond the talent disparity, James said the key to winning a championship is "you've got to be very cerebral too".

"We got a chance to close out this series and that's our focus", said Green.

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