Going out West to Houston, Los Angeles or even worse, Golden State, would be tempting; but if LeBron can stay out East and put NY in the Finals next season, it would be a miracle. Behind Durant and Curry, the Warriors took a 21-point lead into the fourth quarter, and the Cavaliers waved the white towel with just more than four minutes left, taking James out of what might have been his final contest with Cleveland.
So what is LeBron going to do?
If he chooses to leave Cleveland, the Cavs are set for a full rebuild and will also trade Kevin Love before the start of next season, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. DUB NATION CELEBRATION: Golden State Warriors 2018 victory paradeWarriors retail managers declined to say how lucrative championship merchandise sales are for the team. If LeBron can resurrect the Knicks, put them back as contenders and even win one in the Big Apple; then he would be labeled as the best player of all time after his feats in Miami and Cleveland. Understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age. I got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl right now that wasn't around as well. "But when you have something to be excited about when you wake up in the morning and you have a great family like I do, it's all worth it".
What are LeBron's priorities is choosing his new team?
Even though the Cavaliers were much better than the Pacers, I still trashed-talked with my friends in hope of a Pacers win. Until they add a second basketball to the equation, guys like James and Harden have no business playing on the same team. Despite a National Basketball Association championship being the only team accomplishment in the National Basketball Association (besides Division and Conference champion banners) and the inconsistency with using the "RINGZ" argument, this is the argument used to discredit LeBron's greatness. James already owns two homes and a film production company in Los Angeles, where the star could become a supernova.
The Lakers' sales pitch will include their current flexibility to sign another maximum contract player - maybe Paul George or Kawhi Leonard - and Hollywood's celebrity-filled hills.
Russell, who won three more MVPs and nine more rings (11-1 in the NBA Finals) than Wilt, is rarely considered the better overall player though because it's widely recognized he was part of a dynasty, a team-based concept.
"People have been saying that for the past four years", Love said, per Matthew Florjancic of WKYC.
The Warriors prevailed in overtime in Game 1, 124-14; Game 2, 122-103; Game 3, 110-102; and Game 4, 108-85. The thought process is that James would prefer not to play with Kevin Durant or former teammate Kyrie Irving as joining either team would require them to be traded.
"It's something where I'm sure he will spend time with his family and when that times comes to make a decision, he will be in a good frame of mind", Love said.
Although James may have dropped to 3-6 in the finals, it hasn't diminished his pursuit of winning a fourth title or slaying this Golden State goliath, a monster of a team he never imagined getting in his way when he made his OH homecoming after playing four years in Miami.
So the obvious question going into the offseason is what can anyone do to unseat them in the coming years? But I like to be here. "This place gives me that", Durant said.