Cleveland Cavaliers Will Beat Golden State Warriors In NBA Finals
The Cavs Will Upset The Warriors In The NBA Finals
May 28, 2015
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We have ourselves a must-watch NBA Finals this season, as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors clash for all the marbles. We have storylines on top of storylines and some of the marquee players in the world going at it. Fun, fun, fun. Make sure to have your DVR set, as I’m sure you’re going to want to watch these games more than once.
Anyway, I’ve been going back and forth on who I think is going to win the championship. I look at this series a lot how I looked at last year’s Super Bowl. Do you go with the best team or the best overall player?
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Cavaliers or Warriors?
While the Warriors made me look stupid last series, I’m going to pick against them again. Yes, the Warriors are the better and deeper team than the Cavs, but… LeBron James. Just how the Seahawks were the better and deeper team than the Patriots, but… Tom Brady.
I just can’t pick against LeBron, who has been in this position many times before while not a single Warriors player has played in the NBA Finals. LeBron knows what to expect, has that look in his eye and knows he has a chance to cement a legacy by bringing a championship to Cleveland, a city that hasn’t experienced a professional sports title for as long as I’ve been alive. LeBron is averaging damn near a triple-double during these playoffs and is the reason J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert went from being the Knicks’ trash to the Cavaliers’ treasure. LeBron is the best player in this series and will have more of an impact on both sides of the ball than anyone else.
While he’s probably the top three reasons I’m picking the Cavs, I also like Cleveland's size advantage over the Warriors. Bron is going to be a handful to guard, we all know that, but keeping Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson off the glass will be nearly impossible for a small Golden State team. Draymond Green can only do so much and Andrew Bogut’s struggles against Dwight Howard don’t give give me much faith in his efforts.
The Cavs should own the rebounding category in this series, an area that usually produces the champion.
Sure, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are incredible and capable of putting on a show, and their ability to gain so much attention gives other players open looks. Defending Golden State won’t be easy. However, defending LeBron is damn near impossible.
Best team or best player?
You really can’t go wrong with either choice in which should be a classic series.
But when it’s all said and done, I’m going with the team that’s led by the best player on the planet.