Cavs insist they have plenty of bite

But during a recent interview with USA Today Sports, KD talked about what his early days with Golden State were like. "We match up well with them, and I think they'd say the same about us". The Warriors did lose Durant for several weeks because of the knee injury he suffered in Washington on February 29, but outside of that there have been virtually no issues integrating one of the league's dominant players and personalities into a team that had already had so much success. He's a competitor, and when you beat a team, they want you back. The Celtics have a fairly young team and one of the most respected coaches in the game."I wear the number because of Mike", James said. The Grizzlies had the league's worst record and the best odds at the No. 1 pick but fell to fourth as West, then the Grizzlies' president of basketball operations, was left livid with the process.

After Cleveland took care of Boston Thursday night, LeBron James and the Cavaliers are in the Finals for the third straight season, with each appearance coming against the Golden State Warriors. Ruth had three homers in the Series, including one in the decisive sixth game.

Both teams dominated throughout the playoffs-the Warriors making history by going an unprecedented 12-0 through three rounds in the Western Conference with the Cavs losing a single game in the East.

The league will showcase the two best teams again when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET).

"It made me really appreciate that".

Gilbert hired Brown back for the 2013-14 season, but the injury-riddled James-less Cavs went just 33-49 before he fired Brown again that May. That's all I can give you right now, because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. I've witnessed his work with Boys & Girls clubs, building basketball courts in less fortunate areas like where we grew up in like Brooklyn here, reaching back and giving out opportunities - he's a dedicated family man who married his childhood sweetheart, Savannah, has three lovely children, the son who honors and worships his mother Gloria, the friend who put his "posse" in position, I know.

Except for the NBA Finals. We've got to come out and play.

Korver is one of just two non-starters to appear in every playoff game. You've got to do something. "He is a true friend, my friend, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award, ladies and gentlemen, please rise, the Sportsperson of the Year, King James".

James knows he will have his hands full when the series opens on Thursday in Oakland but said he likes his team's chances of pulling off what Las Vegas would consider an upset.

So that's what this needs - especially after all the time the two fan bases have been asked to watch their teams sit idle because of the lack of games.

The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during his first season as coach.

On June 1st, it's so much more than just Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James.

Durant's only other time in the Finals was 2012 when he was with Oklahoma City. "It doesn't matter to me". "As of tonight, I'll get started".

  • Julie Sanders