For an unprecedented fourth straight season, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will face off in the NBA Finals. Here are 25 reasons Cavs-Warriors is a rivalry unlike any we’ve seen in sports. By ESPN Staff
Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James and the Cavs are already being given no chance to beat the Warriors, so James has no pressure.
Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love remains in concussion protocol and his status for Game 1 of the NBA Finals is still unclear. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue gave an update Tuesday before the team flew to San Francisco for Thursday’s opener. The Cavs are playing the Golden State Warriors in the finals for the fourth straight year. By Tom Withers, The Associated Press
Kevin Durant shrugged his shoulders. The Warriors forward hardly sounded offended about the argument. Nor did he sound defensive about the question. But he remains aware of the commentary. By MARK MEDINA
As great as these Warriors are, the West finals showed they’re no longer immortal. While Golden State will be favored in the Finals, LeBron James and Co. know there are weaknesses to be exposed. By BEN GOLLIVER
Jason Whitlock thinks Game 7 between the Rockets and Warriors would have been ‘a great all-star event,’ Colin Cowherd