With Promises Kept, LeBron James Has Choices to Make

With Promises Kept, LeBron James Has Choices to Make

The only real debate coming into the series was around who would win the Finals MVP.

Cleveland has won seven straight Game 4s, dating to last season.

Durant: 28.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 7.5 apg, 52.6 percent from the field (including 15 of 23 in Game 3 when he delivered a 43-point dagger).

The Cavs are facing elimination for the fourth time this postseason. If the Rockets had Chris Paul for Game 6 or Game 7 of that series, if Paul's hamstring hadn't betrayed him at the worst possible time, then the Warriors could very well be on vacation right now.

But Stephen Curry and the Warriors are off to fast start. The entire basketball world will be waiting on his decision, the third time in eight years he likely will shake the foundation of the sport.

It's also the only way the Cavaliers can survive.

In some ways the Cavaliers never recovered after almost upsetting Golden State on the road in Game 1 of the series.

There were still a few seconds left on the clock when the Golden State Warriors stormed off their bench to begin a celebration that wasn't guaranteed.

"They have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.

In our Game 4 takeaways, we will try to ignore the future and focus on the present for one more day.

"You don't want to cheat the moment", Curry said, the victory champagne still drying on his clothes and skin, wanting no part of any talk about dynasties or anything like that. "We still have to keep that enthusiasm, trust and belief that we can get this thing done".

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. He didn't get the foul, but his hurl was good for a 13-3 lead that stunned the crowd.

"They both sound awesome", Kerr said.

Minutes after a humbling loss in the NBA Finals, LeBron James sat in the Cavaliers locker room soaking his feet in a bucket of ice.

But if it happens, at least he'll be in elite company.

The Cleveland Cavaliers were brushed aside by the Golden State Warriors last night, completing a four-game sweep in the best-of-seven NBA finals to be crowned the best team in USA basketball for the second year in a row.

That depth proved to be too much for a Cleveland team that lacked options after LeBron James.

The other four guys to be twice-swept? The obvious first answer will be Los Angeles, where the siren song of Southern California sunshine, Hollywood and the Lakers - not to mention that James owns a home there - will resonate. Became the ninth team to sweep the finals.

Golden State have won all three against the Cavaliers with the final game finishing in Cleveland for the second time and with speculation LeBron James could leave Cleveland.

Shaw has been a photographer for Getty Images for 20 years, charged with the hard task of taking a sport as kinetic as basketball and capturing it into still moment for both next-day recaps and basketball historians who will look back on the Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry for years to come.

"It was definitely the toughest", head coach Steven Kerr said in comparing the three championships. Four years after returning to Cleveland from Miami, James has delivered what he promised: a championship for the city of Cleveland. Since then, the earliest any title series has ended was June 12.

Regardless of what appeared to be an uninspired Cleveland effort in Game 4, the Warriors were magnificent. "Watching them during the regular season, it didn't look like they were going to have enough".

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