LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the 2016 NBA Champions. The Cavaliers showed the world that the Warriors aren’t invincible and can be beaten, despite having the best regular-season record in NBA history. LeBron finally brought an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland.; just stating some facts.
A huge congratulation goes to the Cavs. After being down 3-1 in the finals, they did what no other team in NBA history ever did, and that is to come back and win it all. Only three teams have come back from being down 2-0 in the finals as well, prior to the Cavs winning of course. The Cavs had their backs up against the walls and seemed like they were over and done with. But despite little chance of coming back, and what seemed like them against the world, LeBron James helped lead his team to victory. With help from Kyrie Irving and other teammates, LeBron and the Cavs were able to beat the team that was deemed unbeatable, and the team that nobody thought was going to be beaten in the Finals for the next few years.
Now, what happens for the Warriors? Well, I’m sure despite this finals’ loss, the Warriors will be back and better than ever next season. I’m sure they will still be the team to beat and have one of the best regular-season records in the league next season. Reigning two-time MVP Steph Curry and teammates now know what it’s like to lose, and never want to be in that position again. This loss will motivate them to become better and become closer as a team to try to win it all next year.
As for the Cavs? Well, they brought the city of Cleveland their first championship in 50+ years, and the first for the Cavaliers, and I’m sure they’re not done. Players like Kyrie and Kevin Love now have experience in the finals and know what it’s like to win. The Cavs are still going to be the team to beat in the East next season and will strive to make it back to the finals and try to repeat.
What about LeBron now. He won his third ring and Finals MVP. He came back to Cleveland and won them the championship he promised the city he’d win. Hearing all this talk about LeBron possibly leaving Cleveland now that he won them a championship is BS. Why leave the team you just won a championship for? Yeah sure, living in places like LA and Miami are nice, but there is no place like home. LeBron isn’t leaving… AGAIN. No, he’ll stay in Cleveland and try to win the city not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6, not 7… What I’m trying to say is that he’ll stay in Cleveland and win as many more championships as he possibly can.
Watching LeBron lay on the court after the championship victory and cry was honestly one of the most heartfelt moments I’ve ever seen in basketball. It reminded me of when KG broke down after the Celtics won in ’08. Coming back to Cleveland, LeBron had one goal in mind and that was to win the city of Cleveland a championship they so rightfully deserved. Knowing you played your heart out and left all you had on the court to win your city their first NBA championship must be an overwhelming feeling.
LeBron says, “I am coming home with what I said I was going to do.” Congrats to the Cavaliers and most importantly the city of Cleveland on this hard-fought championship victory.