History was made on June 8, as for the second time since he joined the NBA, LeBron James was swept in the NBA Finals. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.
James finished with 23 points and spent the final minutes on the bench, contemplating what went wrong and maybe his next move. They were powerless to stop the onslaught of Warriors players rotating into the game, hitting jump shots and driving for layups.
And they may stay that way.
The Warriors haven't been at their absolute best in this series but they proved they can still win even if Curry shoots one of 10 from the three-point line. "It has been our most hard season", he added.
The title romp clearly puts Golden State alongside the NBA's top dynasties - the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics - as the only clubs to claim 3 crowns in 4 seasons. He plopped down in a chair and draped a towel over his broad shoulders, looking like a boxer on a corner stool. Draymond Green is just 2-of-9 on 3-pointers and David West is the only other Warriors with a made 3-point basket besides Durant, Green, Thompson and Curry.
Durant's footwork and skill are letting him create enough space to get his shots off cleanly, but not enough that we would actually call them open.
During his postgame press conference on Friday following the Golden State Warriors' sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers, James admitted to the injury and donned his cast.
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Cleveland turned the ball over a series-high 14 times in Game 3 , and the Warriors converted for 19 fast-break points. The Warriors steamrolled the Cavaliers in last year's Finals in five games and can sweep Cleveland in Game 4 Friday.
Kerr used 27 different starting lineups during the regular season, which ended with a head-scratching 40-point loss to Utah. James reportedly played the rest of the series with a hand contusion that limited his ability to shoot.
That set up another reunion with James and the Cavs.
He was only 3 for 16 in Game 3, including 1 for 10 behind the arc.
LeBron James played through the NBA Finals with a serious right hand injury that he sustained after Game 1, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
In 2016, the Cavaliers became the first team in National Basketball Association history to overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit.
That wasn't the only way that Curry entered the record books in this series. With his 43-point performance in Game 3, Durant joined Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players to score at least 25 points in their first 13 finals games.
Back then, LeBron James was about to start a three-year contract extension he signed the prior year.