If there is one thing Lebron James has taught us the past seven years, is that we should never count his team out. It is understandable to see why the media frenzy has labeled the defending champions as the underdog in favor of the Golden State Warriors, the team with the best winning records the past 3 years. Lebron James and the Cavaliers shocked the basketball world last year by beating the Warriors, who was arguably the best team in NBA history, by winning 73 games out of 82 games in a single regular season, which was the most by any team in NBA history. That same summer the warriors acquire Kevin durant, which is arguably the 2nd best player in the NBA behind LeBron James. Everyone who is not a Cleveland fan believes that the warriors will win it all this year because of their loaded roster led by two MVPs in Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant; all-star Klay Thomson, who is arguably the best shooter in NBA history and a do it all all-star in Draymond Green who is in the conversation for defensive player of the year. This team looks unbeatable on paper but here are my 3 reasons why LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavalierss will repeat as champions!
- The Curse of the East vs West conference
We all know that when it comes to Playoffs in the NBA the eastern conference has been the weakest of both conferences for the past decade. The best team in the East AKA “any team that includes Lebron James” regardless of seeding, always seems to have an easier road in the NBA finals; which means we have a guaranty to witness Lebron James reach the NBA finals for seven years straight.
Sports is all about Matchups, most people believe that the best team always win but I believe that the team with the best matchup win all the times; this has been proven throughout the years not just in basketball but in sports in general. In this year’s NBA playoffs according to Espn.com, the Warriors have a 3-1 chance to win the title, then Cleveland with 5-1 and San Antonio with 6-1. Assuming that the Warriors get out of the western conference, they do not match well versus the Cavaliers; Regardless of the coming out of the west, the Cavaliers will most likely beat them because those teams from the west will be worn down from playing better and faster teams with high volume scoring games. 3. C MJ
3. Chasing MJ
When it comes to individual accomplishment and player impact in the NBA, Lebron James is the closest player to Michael Jordan, who is the best NBA player of all time. Like Micheal Jordan, “The king” Lebron James, share some dominance NBA playoffs performances: Micheal Jordan is known for winning 3 championships in a row twice; without ever losing an NBA finals series when he managed to play in one and was the most valuable player (MVP) each time. Lebron James on the other side managed to appear on 6 straight NBA finals so far, doing so with two different teams going 3-6 while being the MVP every time. Lebron James by winning this year will accomplish 7 straight finals appearances, winning 4 out of 7 with 4-4 finals MVP.