Had the Boston Celtics knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors would be in unfamiliar territory. Want to go to The NBA Finals and help a great cause?
Like Jordan, James was a high-leaping, acrobatic, awesome playmaker in his younger days who has adjusted his game to remain unsafe and raise the level of his teammates. "At least one (year), maybe one or two seasons - me, Melo, D-Wade, CP - we can get a year in".
James has matched Jordan by playing 15 National Basketball Association seasons with no breaks.
Maybe Boston would've ended James' streak of NBA Finals if not the absences of Irving and Gordon Hayward.
In short, there is a reason that despite LeBron proving once again that his peak is higher than that of any other player in the league, the Warriors are overwhelming favorites.
The two teams have alternated championships ever since the rivalry ignited on the NBA's biggest stage in 2015. James asked. "I have no idea". He has 1,247 points and needs 71 to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317) and move behind only Jerry West (1,679).
He is averaging only 13.9 points per game in the playoffs after averaging 17.6 in the regular season.
"Wilt Chamberlain, by far, is my best basketball player".
"I don't compare them". There are guys all around who can do things, make plays and are threats.
"LeBron is a very cerebral player", Iguodala said.
"People are going to say he only won three championships". Thomas, who recently retired from the Browns, responding by saying he would sign a game-worn jersey for anyone who retweeted his message should the Warriors win. "Eight straight finals is really good". The over/under point total for tonight is set at 214.5 points.
"No comment", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said, grinning. "It's a testament to his work ethic and to his work on his skillset".
"Being hunted is different than hunting, and we've been in that role for a long time", Warriors GM Bob Myers told ESPN.
James credited Warriors' coach Steve Kerr for keeping a team with so many superstars so harmonious. He said he had to give himself a pep talk to get out of his personal funk that was affecting the rest of the team. Doing it in crunch time, doing it for 48 minutes.
"A triple-double threat every night".