Is It A Wrap For LeBron After Golden State Swept The Cavs In Four Games?
The Golden State Warriors routed Cleveland in four games and now LeBron and the Cavs will have some serious decisions to make in the offseason.
Taking myself out of the story, it appears that the Golden State Warriors are happy to be atop the NBA mountain. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were decimated 108-85 in a four-game sweep at the 2018 NBA Finals.
Steph Curry and Kevin Durant led the way for the Warriors, who overcame the Spurs, Pelicans, and Rockets to capture their third NBA championship in four years. With the offseason now here for the Cavs, all attention turns to James’ decision as he can opt out of his contract to become a free agent.
Curry scored 37 points, Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors look to confidently pull this feat off almost annually. The Cavs have had a turbulent season altogether. Kyrie Irving asked to leave, the players from that deal were traded later on in the season, and through it all LeBron shined with MVP skill.
It was the first sweep in the NBA Finals since 2007, when James was dismissed by a powerful San Antonio team in his first one. James’ eighth straight appearance in the NBA Finals was an uphill battle and through it all #23 was Bruce Lee-esque. Averaging 38.8 points through the NBA Playoffs and giving us moments to remember, there’s uncertainty in the air where the phenom will play next.
Game 4 found the Akron original finishing with 23 points, by far his lowest-output game of the series, and took to the bench in the fourth quarter at around the four-minute mark. It is entirely possible that James might be thinking of taking his talents elsewhere and we’ve seen him in a Cavaliers uniform for the last time.
Prior to Friday night, Cleveland had won seven straight Game 4s, dating to last season. That included a victory over the Warriors in the NBA Finals, when the Cavs were down 3-1 in a hotly contested series. With a roster of talent that’s young, the Cavaliers have the #8 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Should this really be LeBron James last time in Cuyahoga County, this #330 native wants to say thank you for the journey, continue to strive for greatness, and come through to Okay Space next time you’re in Brooklyn.