James finished the Finals averaging 34 points on 52.7 percent shooting overall (33.3 percent from 3), 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds.
James is headed toward free agency and then where: Los Angeles? As a team, the Cavaliers shot just 43 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the three-point line which was good enough to keep them in the game due to their defense, but they just had no answer for Kevin Durant who scorched them for a game-high 43 points on 15 of 23 shooting.
It is the Warriors' third title in four years, and Durant's second in his second season with the team. "This feels like reality", Kerr said. "I hope he stays", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. We just won back-to-back.
That was his last finals with the Cavaliers before he left for the Miami Heat, and there's rampant speculation he could leave Cleveland again this offseason.
"I mean, we all know that", Lue said. "So we'll have plenty of time over the summer to talk about what next year's going to look like and what it's going to take for us to get back to this stage next year". We can't get enough of this feeling.
"So wherever that puts us in the conversation in the history of the National Basketball Association or, you know, titles around dynasty and all that typer of stuff ... we'll have plenty of time to discuss that later". "We still have to keep that enthusiasm, trust and belief that we can get this thing done".
It was the 28th consecutive play-off game in which he has scored at least 20 points. "They move at such a pace, and they have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot". "When you have a goal and you're able to accomplish that goal, it actually - for me personally, it made me even more hungry to continue to try to win championships".
The final on Friday night was Golden State 108, Cleveland 85.
Sources told ESPN that James had two MRIs during the series and wore a soft cast when he wasn't practicing, playing or in view of the media - as to not give the Warriors a competitive advantage.
The Cavs' talisman reportedly suffered the injury after punching a blackboard in frustration after his side spurned an opportunity to win in the final seconds.
After Game 4, James said the injury was "self-inflicted" and occurred because he was emotional after the Cavs lost the close game. "But when you have something to be excited about when you wake up in the morning and you have a great family like I do, it's all worth it".