Warriors earn dynasty with historic sweep of LeBron James, Cavaliers

Warriors earn dynasty with historic sweep of LeBron James, Cavaliers

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.

"I let the emotions get the best of me and pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand", James said following Friday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors.

Windhorst pointed to James' unwillingness to shoot from distance later in the series as evidence of how his hand injury affected his play. For the entire postseason, James shot 34% on over five attempts per game.

With that, the watch is on.

So, assuming that this series is over, what does this mean for the future of LeBron James?

"I'm sure it would have been nice for Steph to win the MVP, but honestly, I don't think he's that disappointed", Kerr said.

Bottom line: James needs better, smarter teammates.

Durant is one of 30 players to win the award. Golden State is so hard to defend that if their defence is clicking then, well, see Games 2 and 4 of these Finals.

The Warriors completed their four victories in four games in the Finals to win their third title in four years, after they won 108-85 in Cleveland.

At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.

He was only 3 for 16 in Game 3, including 1 for 10 behind the arc.

The Warriors are smarter. The Cavs could be looking at more than just the end of their season: With LeBron James about to re-enter free agency, it could be the King's last game as a Cav. The Cavs led briefly in the first half, but it was over shortly after halftime.

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As he checked out for the final time with about 4 minutes remaining, Bron noticeably gave players pounds with only his left hand.

"He's a bad boy, and I love having him on our team", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. Whether you get the job done or not, we all want to show up and do our jobs at a high level, because that's what got us all to where we are today as individual players and as a team. "I thought that's what our group of guys did in this series".

After eight straight trips to the National Basketball Association finals (with three victories), greener pastures may appeal, particularly if the Cavs can't do much to upgrade the talent on their roster.

The list of potential destinations is endless. Tonight, he addressed why he returned in 2014.

"Sitting down and considering everything, but my family is a huge part of whatever I'll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that". They're hoping he will join a team fit to take on the dynastic Warriors. Houston may seem like the move, though it's anyone's guess how a James-Chris Paul-James Harden trio would work. Cleveland's entire roster is healthy.

And James wants more rings.

But even James, as great as he is, wasn't enough to prevent the Warriors from making history.

"Every season is very different", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

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James can leave without owing Northeast Ohio anything.

All three championships have come against the Cavaliers, with the series clincher coming in Cleveland for the second time. He has given the city so much. Friday night was the perfunctory exclamation point.

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