It will be Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, their 3rd meeting in 3 consecutive finals.
Unlike the the previous two, which is riddled with excuses, injuries and controversies the 2017 NBA Finals will be a classic, since both teams are well rested and healthy.
In the 2015 NBA Finals, with an injured Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the Warriors took home the championship in 6 games, while in the 2016 edition of the NBA Finals, the Warriors appeared to be on their way in defeating the Cavs of the second time until Draymond Green got suspended for a game 5 for accumulating his fourth flagrant foul point in the playoffs and at the sametime Andrew Bogut suffered a season-ending injury and a less 100% Stephen Curry, gave the Cavs an advantage to extend the series and take the 2016 NBA Champions ship in 7 games.
This season both the Warriors and the Cavs also got their much needed upgrades; the Warriors signed Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes and JaVale McGee, while the Cavs got Deron Williams, Derrick Williams and Kyle Korver.
If both franchise keep the core of the team, then may see a new era of team rivalry comparable to the L.A. Lakers – Boston Celtics of the 80’s, Chicago Bulls – Utah Jazz of the 90’s. No matter what team you will be rooting this NBA Finals, it’ll surely be an epic game between Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 1 of the NBA finals kicks off this June 1.
As a primer, checkout this 2016 NBA Finals mini movie.
Last modified: May 26, 2017