Maybe it was poetic LeBron James had a supporting cast on his injured right hand. The last four NBA Finals have been played by the same two teams. The Warriors have won three of the last four National Basketball Association championships, finishing runner up to James' Cavaliers the other year.
One minute, the NBA Finals were a drama-free sweep, with the Warriors simply superior to LeBron James' undermanned Cavaliers team that had just fallen in Game 4 on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.
And while James played with one of the worst rosters to ever make an NBA Finals appearance this season, no doubt Durant did so while playing with one of the best. "I mean, we all know that", Lue said.
His next stop is unknown.
LeBron James is being honored as a gamer - on and off the floor.
"There are so many things that can happen".
He's still into hanging banners. Markelle Fultz who had half a redshirt year and has been fine tuning his dunking prowess (instead perhaps of his broken jump shot) could prove to be an addition of sorts, and the salary room to ink a max contract makes them one of the favorites in the East. "Honestly, I think we'll all remember that". Anything is possible. People have been saying that for the past four years. That leads to much more easier looks for the Warriors' stars than LeBron. Will he go to the Sixers or go out West to Los Angeles?
"Self-inflicted, postgame after Game 1". What makes Chris Paul - assuming he re-signs with Houston - Harden and James any different?
In the end, James may decide home is still the sweetest spot.
James, still focused on the opponent in front of him, lauded the Warriors. That is also unlikely considering how hard it would be to move the contracts on it's roster.
Since arriving in Cleveland in 2014 via a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kevin Love has been an integral part of the Cavs' success. James was willing to disregard the incidents with Gilbert for his hometown.
"Legally, he may be working for our organisation, but that's not really the case, " Gilbert said.
It may go down as his crowning achievement, or something he wants to feel again. "So we come back here and we get the minds and we build a championship team".
There's a tug-of-war going on between James' brain and heart. I've always said that.