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Decade of Dominance: LeBron James' first Finals run in Cleveland - NBA.com (blog)

The 2017 postseason marks the 10th anniversary of LeBron James' first run to The NBA Finals, when his play powered the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first championship series. Since that 2007 Finals trip, James has been in The Finals six times, winning ...and more »

2017 NBA Finals: Top 10 things to watch, preview, updates - UPI.com

By. Dave Del Grande, The Sports Xchange. (0). Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee (L) grabs a rebound away from Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert (R) during the first half on January 16, 2017. The teams will meet for the third straight year ...and more »

Have two teams ever played in the NBA Finals 3 years in a row? Cavs-Warriors are the first 'threematch' - cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With their 135-102 win vs. the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday, the Cavaliers will face the Golden State Warriors for the third consecutive time in the NBA Finals. This marks the first ...and more »

Cavs-Warriors Part III joins past championship trilogies - Chicago Tribune

It never happened between Magic Johnson's Lakers and Larry Bird's Celtics. Same for Michael Jordan and Karl Malone or Jerry West and Bill Russell. While there have been 14 rematches in NBA Finals history, this year's meeting between LeBron James' ...and more »

LeBron James 'Never Guessed' He'd Pass Jordan as NBA Playoff Scoring King - Bleacher Report

The Chosen One did not ask for hops or crazy handles. He did not pray to the heavens for a silky jumper. The Chosen One asked simply for court vision—for the glory of the team. We know this because once upon a time, when his game was young and his ...and more »

LeBron James Destroyed Our Elo Ratings, But Can He Beat The Warriors Again? - FiveThirtyEight

It's become a rite of spring. Every year — or at least every year since LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers — our NBA Elo ratings are skeptical of the Cavs when the playoffs begin. And every year, LeBron and Co. have smashed our poor ...and more »

The Cavs and Warriors are squaring off again: Here's how they became the NBA's fiercest rivalry over 2 years - Business Insider

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP The NBA Finals are set, and for the third year in a row, it's the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Golden State Warriors. This has been the expected result all season, but it's exciting nonetheless — the league's two most dominant ...and more »

The snoozefest that was this year's basketball playoffs can be explained by the broken economics of the NBA - Quartz

Professional basketball is truly the sport where the superstar thrives. Most team sports involve so many players that a single athlete can only do so much, no matter how good he or she is. In basketball, only five players are on the court at any time ...and more »

The NBA is getting the Finals everyone has been waiting for all year - Business Insider

On Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers soundly beat the Boston Celtics in Game 5 to finish off the Eastern Conference Finals and get to the main course. The Golden State Warriors will meet them there, waiting since Monday after sweeping the Spurs and ...and more »

Kawakami: Klay Thompson's immortal Game 6 vs. OKC was one year ago, and it changed everything - The Mercury News

OAKLAND — Klay Thompson was half-way through this conversation, patiently re-living and re-counting as much as he could, then he stopped, shook his head and found the words he was really seeking. “God, I can't believe it's a year already,” Thompson ...and more »