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Power Ranking LeBron And Michael Jordan's NBA Finals Opponents 1-14 - CBS Houston

by: Landry Locker (@LandryLocker). The LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate is getting repetitive, new layers aren't being added to the discussion and people are failing to realize that all rings aren't equal. Whether it's because of tougher competition ...and more »

Decade of Dominance: LeBron James, Miami Heat take some Finals lumps - 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 »

Cavaliers' and Warriors' complete dominance actually illustrates NBA's competitive balance - Chicago Tribune

There is no hope in the NBA. Cleveland and Golden State are too good. Say those words in the present, and everyone shakes their head. This NBA Finals trilogy symbolizes the league's troubling imbalance. But if you've lived awhile, if you know that ...and more »

Warriors vs. Cavaliers in the NBA Finals: Who has the edge? - Chicago Tribune

This isn't your standard Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals matchup. It's not only hyped beyond measure, it's historic. This marks the first time in the 71-year history of the league that the same teams have met three straight times with a championship at ...and more »

The Warriors look unstoppable, but Andre Iguodala's health could be their undoing - Chicago Tribune

The Golden State Warriors will march into their NBA Finals three-match with the Cleveland Cavaliers this week with their strongest team yet. Having replaced Harrison Barnes with Kevin Durant, the Warriors boast a lineup featuring four of the top 15 ...and more »

Why Kevin Durant Can Win, But Could Be Looking At A No-Win Situation - Forbes

Heading into his first NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors Super-Team, Kevin Durant admits, “I'm just at peace with myself, I'm at peace with myself as a basketball player, most importantly.'' Peace? That's about to end. When the Warriors take ...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 »

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 »

Warriors' Steve Kerr says he's still 'not ready' to coach, Finals return is 'up in the air' - Chicago Tribune

For the first time in more than a month, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr sat down and took questions from reporters. But while Kerr's familiar light, witty banter with reporters - mixing insightful comments with the occasional joke - sounded ...and more »

The NBA's Superteam Era: For Better Or Worse? - Sports Illustrated

The Warriors swept their way to the Finals, where they'll once again meet the Cavs, who lost only once in the East. Not everyone thinks such dominance is helping the game. By Lee Jenkins. May 31, 2017. In the second half of the second game of the ...and more »