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LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals

LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals LeBron James Did Something Drastic To His Appearance After Losing The Finals
Bennie Garza | 18 June, 2017, 20:08

President Barack Obama with the Golden State Warriors at the White House, Washington, DC, February 4, 2016. Game 5 was attached to plenty of "Could this really happen, this way, again?" angst.

Veteran superstar Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night.

That lethal mix has led many fans to predict that the Warriors will win, or at least will be favorites to win, the next five championships.

It just wasn't fair to be able to add another NBA MVP to that list. And in these Finals, it was well-earned. It's a thought that is now quickly dismissed in these parts, and for good reason: Golden State is destined to be the NBA's next great dynasty.

Now, Smith used the ESPN platform to revisit those comments thanks to Durant's mother, Wanda. Like the song that inspired holding up a lighter in the air once said, "don't know what you got till it's gone", and we may not know what we have in James until he is gone from the game.

"I couldn't sleep for two days", Durant, who was named the Finals MVP, said during an on-court interview. "I was anxious. I was jittery ..." But I've gotta tip my hat to Cleveland.

"I don't believe I've played for a superteam", James said.

The same could be said for Durant and Stephen Curry. Two of them are superstars: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. You could feel the nervousness circling the building. "I've got nothing but love and respect for him and I can't wait to compete against him again next season".

But that idea fizzled fast when the Warriors opened with a pair of lopsided wins at home, fought back late to steal the next game in Cleveland and then, after dropping their first game of the postseason, closed out the series at home. Andre Iguodala, he got traded a couple of times.

The difference is that James joined a team on the rise, while Durant joined a team already at their peak. Cleveland had an answer for plenty, but not Durant, not in the series-deciding moments.

On the way to his first NBA Championship, Warriors forward Kevin Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, including a five-of-eight showing from three-point range, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.

Even though this particular Finals didn't go the way LeBron James probably hoped it would, it only solidified The King's status as one of the game's all-time greats.

"As we go into talks and this whole process - which is obviously new for me - I will approach it as getting the most as I can as an individual, as a player, something I've been working for for a very long time", Curry said. "These guys are so gifted and so committed and so unselfish".

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