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28 May 2017

As LeBron James' eleventh Soldier sneaker, "Court General" model features a white, black and metallic gold colorway.

This will be the Cavs' third consecutive trip to the Finals, and the third year in a row they'll match up against the Golden State Warriors. I'm very happy about our accomplishment.

Some upset fans have scapegoated Kevin Durant, who left Oklahoma City last July to sign with Golden State, for the NBA's lack of parity. "That's all I can give you right now". "They cause a lot of stress, and I'll get to that point when we start to prepare for them".

LeBron James and Stephen Curry faced off in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California, and they'll meet again when the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. Durant's just too much, he's just really such a great player and when you add him to this team, there's just too much there for the Cavs to handle. The big star for the Giants that year was future Yankees manager Casey Stengel, who hit an inside-the-park homer in the ninth inning to win Game 1 and drove in the only run in Game 3 with another homer.

By the Numbers - 5,995 ... career Playoff points that LeBron James has scored over the course of his iconic career - passing Michael Jordan for the top spot in National Basketball Association history. So I'd never believed I could beat Mike. "We're just focused on Boston".

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Part of that, one could argue, is due to Kevin Durant joining the Warriors. So whatever they have to do to continue to play at not just a normal level, at an MVP level, that's what I've been on them doctors about, and everybody on that training staff is. "Like I have an extra bone or something, like doctor talk, I don't understand what they're saying", he said.

Say what you want about him joining the Warriors but it's been smooth sailing for the team and Durant since he joined.

The Warriors did their best to play down Lue's comments. Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown has filled in as interim head coach.

"I had no reaction", Durant said. "I want the fundamentals of the game to be as great as they can be".

Posturing aside, the question of whether Cleveland will be able to defend Golden State is legitimate. But it's uncertain if Kerr will return to the bench for the NBA Finals.

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The Cavaliers ended the Celtics post-season - winning the game, 135-102.

Among the new variables for Golden State is the absence of Harrison Barnes, who Cleveland didn't guard in the final three games of the Finals previous year and were rewarded for it as Barnes went 5-for-32 from the field and 3 for 15 from three-point range, nearly exclusively on open shots. Defensively, Cleveland held the Celtics to 43 percent shooting, forcing 18 turnovers that the Cavs converted into a dozen points.

Now, the Warriors are 12-0 this postseason, well-rested and riding the momentum of three straight sweeps, against Portland, Utah and San Antonio.

There are a handful of superstars who can drag their teams to the finals. Then Draymond Green happened.

James still trails Jordan in one key area: titles.

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