LeBron James faces Kevin Durant in the Finals again

Kerr coached Games 1 and 2 of the first round against Portland before surrendering head coaching duties to Brown.Lue and reigning champions the Cavs are one win away from facing the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive seasons. He’s been present at practice and recently traveled with the team at the end of the Warriors’ sweep against the Spurs.April 23, 1950 – In the first official NBA Finals, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals, four games to two.But just the appearance and availability of Kerr was the latest sign that he’s feeling a bit better by the day. Sure, they’ve been significantly better in the playoffs, but their first three opponents couldn’t hold a candle to Golden State. Thomas initially injured his hip in March and played the final two months of the regular season before aggravating it during the playoffs.LeBron James produced three superhuman performances to lead Cleveland to last year’s National Basketball Association title – now he faces an even tougher task to repeat the feat.The Cavs likely won’t be able to do that nearly as much now because the Warriors added Kevin Durant, who will probably demand James’ attention. Even if LeBron never wins another championship, his haters are in for at least another decade of hype and praise.”You can’t. As much as you want to, it’s not over”. “We just kept grinding”.Cavs coach Tyronn Lue was a teammate of Jordan’s with the Washington Wizards and said hearing Jordan and James linked these days is inevitable.Jordan didn’t win a championship every season he played. Simple as that. It’s good that we’re here now.If you believe LeBron’s legacy will be significantly damaged if/when the Cavs are unable to defend their crown, then you’re setting yourself up for disappointment.After allowing the Celtics to seize the early momentum in Game 4, the Cavs barely gave them the chance in Game 5.The victor of this years Finals really won’t tell us much. “Injuries have been a part of why the games have been non-competitive”.Anthony Bennett, one of two former No. 1 draft picks traded to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love, hopes to have the “last laugh” in his basketball career.Can the Cavs do it again?The Finals will mark the seventh straight trip for James and his eighth overall.James scored 35 points, passing Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring list along the way, and Kyrie Irving had 24 for Cleveland.James told a press conference, posted by NBA TV on Twitter: “I wear the number because of Mike”. Moreover, Kevin Love also is producing big numbers with 17.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.”I’m all help if they need it. He is a true friend, my friend, I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award, ladies and gentlemen, please rise, the Sportsperson of the Year, King James”. I know that both sides are relatively exhausted at this point of the season, but that just makes it an even playing field. His aggressive approach to the game, assertiveness on the floor, and killer instinct has ascended him as a player. Shaun Livingston shot 62.5 percent in the series, fourth-best on the team behind JaVale McGee, David West and Patrick McCaw. And now he is passing Jordan in the record books. That would justify all the talk about how the Warriors would’ve/should’ve won the title a year ago if not for this injury or that suspension.A Warriors’ team bent on revenge stands in his way.