Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

National Basketball Association title odds hint at LeBron’s next team

National Basketball Association title odds hint at LeBron’s next team

If the Cavs had extended the series, the 2018 ratings would have looked a heck of a lot better, considering Cleveland's 30-point rout in Game 4 previous year produced a 35.5 rating and the Warriors' 129-120 victory in Game 5 generated a series-best 37.1 rating in Northeast Ohio. After Kevin Durant did that, Klay Thompson hugged right back.

The Cavs had successfully faced down elimination three times this season but were unable to mount any threat of a rally in this one as the Warriors simply possessed too much firepower.

The Golden State Warriors captured their third championship in four years on Friday, easily disposing of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a four-game sweep in the 2018 NBA Finals.

But it's hard to envision a scenario where James knows where he's going - if anywhere. It's the third title in four years for the Warriors and the second one they won in Quicken Loans Arena, where their 2015 title was secured. What a remarkable coincidence, that.

"You thought I was insane but I told you, I felt good after Game 5 in the Houston series", Kerr was quoted as saying after winning the championship, per Ethan Strauss of The Athletic.

The 33-year-old father-of-three told USA Today in January his children would be the deciding factor in whether he retires, and he was feeling more pressure to be around as they grew up. We took some money on Cleveland at 20-1. "Then he has to go through Houston and Golden State".

James had suffered a hand injury after the Cavs' overtime loss in Game 1 on May 31. They can offer James a five-year contract worth 35% of the salary cap, with 8% raises each season, whereas any opposing team can only give him four-year deals with 5% increases. He has not yet made an All-Star team.

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant celebrates with the trophy after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA championship in Cleveland.

What if LeBron James leaves, and Cavaliers launch a full rebuild?

The San Antonio Spurs would also make sense for Lebron James. Not a typo: that's an average of $42-million per year. It's good for you to be around guys like this.

They sound very altruistic when they explain it.

And again, it was Durant, who added 12 rebounds and 10 assists - more satisfaction and validation for a player who couldn't beat the Warriors so he joined them. I think it's more special when you do it with people who support you and love you, care about what you do as a ball player. I'm glad we came out and played a great game.

"We've got a lot of three-time, two-time champs in there, and we'll have plenty of time in our lives to discuss that later", Curry said. "It makes the environment great".

Kevin Durant responded to the sentiment expressed by some that his decision to join the Golden State Warriors have somehow ruined the competitive balance of the National Basketball Association. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who took a medical leave this season while battling anxiety, said he intends to return.

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