Barkley's words arrived shortly after the final buzzer on Friday night, bringing Lebron's record in the NBA Finals to 3-6 while Michael Jordan went 6-0 throughout his career. Durant also won the Finals MVP after the team's Game 4 sweep.
So what is LeBron going to do? Meanwhile, the latter should be the team to beat in the East if James leaves Cleveland and Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward stay healthy. Even with him, though, Golden State needed a Game 7 comeback just to defeat the Houston Rockets on the road and reach the Finals this year, but the beat-down of Cleveland seemed to reinforce the notion for some that the National Basketball Association has lost its competitive balance.
But after the game, James said this, via Sheridan. LeBron James did not play the entire game on Friday and got a standing ovation as he exited the floor with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well.
Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you".
James has remained coy about his off-season plans, with the Cavaliers superstar revealing he has no idea where he will be playing next season.
What are LeBron's priorities is choosing his new team? The Cavaliers can still offer LeBron the most money.
It's quite simple. James would leave Cleveland because this season and this postseason particularly, James' was carrying the entire team on his shoulders. In the eastern conference, the Philadelphia 76ers have a young and up and coming team that features young talent in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Was The Kobe Bryant-Shaquille O'Neal Los Angeles Lakers could have been extended (2000-02), but their internal rivalry in 200002 cut the era short.
With the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season in the books (congratulations to the Warriors on winning an impressive but inspiring championship over LeBron James and four other guys), the 2018-19 season pretty much starts right now.
You have to be over the luxury tax three out of the prior four years to incur the repeater, and Golden State has only been in the tax for the 2017-18 season.
We know this much about the NBA: It isn't going away on the issue of legal sports betting in the United States until it gets its way on how it will be regulated. But I like to be here.
"I still want to be in championship mode", LeBron said after his team was eliminated from the NBA Finals, echoing the conventional wisdom that he wants to chase another ring. It always does. It's also good to be wanted. "I mean, we all know that", Lue said. "But after a game like that, I'm not in any position to talk about that".
However, especially as we get older, life-changing decisions become more complicated because it's not just our lives that are dramatically impacted. "That's all I can really speak about".
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 way we played, the calls that was made throughout the course of that game, I had emotions tha tthe game was taken away from us". So I don't know. "I think I'm still learning". But I have a lot of knowledge of the game. "All I know is they're the two best players that I've ever witnessed".