This year’s NBA finals proved to be the most dramatic ever, as Cleveland Cavalier’s “King” James delivered an all-rounded mighty performance in their 93-89 championship-clinching victory over the Golden States Warriors on Sunday. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals for the third time after his side completed a remarkable comeback from a 3-1 series deficit, the first team to do so.
“We were able to put together some spectacular games down 3-1,” said a tearful James moments after the victory. “This is special.”
I kept that positive attitude. I don’t know why we had to take the hard road. Against all odds.”
“Cleveland, this is for you!” James screamed on the court after the frantic final seconds.
It was an improbable achievement by the Ohio-based team, due to the dominance of their opponent throughout the season. The Warriors broke numerous records on their way to the finals, namely the best regular-season record which was previously held by the Chicago Bulls. They also raced to an early lead in the best-of-seven series final and were tipped by most to retain their title, especially when they came home for Game 5 up 3-1. Stephen Curry and co. still could have won on Sunday night when the score was tied 89-89 with 4 minutes still to play, but they missed their 3-pointers. Cav point guard Kyrie Irving nailed his, and the rest is history.