The debate also raged over the defeat meant for three-time National Basketball Association champion James and his potential GOAT status - with some heralding the Cavs star as the greatest of all time despite the finals sweep.
"I just feel indebted to the game", Durant said.
Additionally, Love had his best shooting season with the Cavaliers, knocking down 45.8 percent of his attempts from the field and 41.5 percent from three-point range.
The Cavaliers star appeared at a post-game press conference with a cast on his right hand, revealing an injury he had concealed from the public for over a week. LeBron James has done that twice (2012 and 2016), and three others did so once: Larry Bird (1986), James Worthy (1988), and Tim Duncan (2003).
"Self-inflicted, postgame after Game 1". "From five years ago until now, it seems like he's ten times better, because he's added so much skill to his game". I got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl right now that wasn't around as well.
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I'm so happy for my teammates, for our fans back in Washington , my parents, my family, all my friends.it's just unbelievable". Vegas is 7-3 in its last 10 home games as moneyline favorite of -135 to -200, according to the OddsShark NHL Database .
If LeBron were to return to Miami, the Heat would need to figure out a way to get rid of the large contracts they now have on the books. Two years, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and nearly certainly a new contract in the next few weeks after he and the Warriors decide on the best way to proceed.
But when it comes down to it, he also knows there will be one final decision-maker. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Thompson, Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard.
And they may stay that way. We'll always have LeBron James defying impossible odds on our behalf to vanquish a 3-1 lead. The team's best trade asset is the eight overall pick in this 2018 NBA Draft.
There were 11 voters for the MVP award; Durant got seven votes, Stephen Curry - who still doesn't have a Finals MVP - got the other four.
After surviving a rougher-than-usual regular season and beating top-seeded Houston in Game 7 on the road in the Western Conference final, the Warriors withstood an overtime scare in Game 1 of the Finals and joined an elite group of teams to win multiple championships in four years.