LeBron James speaks out on racism after graffiti attack

When the NBA Finals tip off Thursday in Oakland, the drama will be dead.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Golden State Warriors in a historic NBA Finals 2017, which tips off on Friday morning, June 1 at 03:00 CAT on Kwesé Sports 1 and the Kwesé App. The only thing I care about is, they can't say LeBron is the 2017 National Basketball Association champion.

Love is fired up for the unprecedented third successive Finals clash between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, and is comfortable with his role. Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving shoots during an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State has swept their first three playoff opponents and has cruised to a win in nearly every game. Korver, in the top 5 among all-time NBA regular-season 3-point shotmakers, is one of only two active NBA players from the second round of the NBA Draft, the other being Golden State's Pachulia. Golden State would've beaten Cleveland in the Finals two years in a row, by 6 games and then by 5.

LeBron James had not won an NBA title when he and Kevin Durant first collided in an NBA Finals. "We have four wins left, we have to do whatever we can to get them".

Love respects Green as the lynchpin of Golden State's defensive schemes. We are a better Cavaliers team and they are a better Warriors team but what does that mean?

And unlike the Warriors squad that blew a 3-1 Finals lead past year after a record-setting 73-9 regular season, this version of the team is even more unsafe after adding former league MVP and four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. "That's the only pressure I worry about", Durant said.

The Warriors seek to avenge last year's collapse.

The Warriors are a powerhouse, but the Cavs are 12-1 in the playoffs and give themselves a shot no matter who else does. "I could care less if anyone says LeBron is the greatest of all time. It's not just me, it's everybody playing their best brand of basketball". Will it be the starters or the bench that make the difference in this year's finals?

14 - Fourteen television networks will broadcast The Finals remotely for the first time: Kwesé Sports (Pan-Africa), GreatSports Channel (China), DAZN (Germany), LeSports (Hong Kong), DAZN (Japan), NBA TV - MEO (Portugal), Russiabasket.ru (Russia), Eleven Sports Network (Singapore), Aftonbladet.se (Sweden), Elevensportsnetwork.tw (Taiwan), AIS Play (Thailand), NBA TV - Turkcell TV (Turkey), S Spor (Turkey) and VTVcab (Vietnam).

While LeBron James is the best basketball player on the planet, Cleveland's older roster can not make enough 3 pointers or play good enough team defense to beat the Warriors 4 times in 7 games. "So we're going to have to match that". "I got a promotion when I got to the 30s. It's been working up to this point, so I can't change what I'm doing".

It has made a big difference for Curry, who missed six playoff games in 2016 because of ankle and knee injuries and was never 100 percent after that.

  • Julie Sanders