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NBA Finals: Curry vs. Lebron - Here We Go!

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    The time is nigh! The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to face off against the Golden State Warriors at this year's NBA Finals. And even though we all could have guessed it would be these two teams, considering it's their fourth straight matchup, it's exciting nonetheless.

    So lets get down to business and call this what it is, Lebron James vs. Steph Curry, or at least that's what everyone is talking about. I find it pretty offensive to all the other players on the teams, but that's what it's become. So for the sake of the discussion, I'd go Curry all the way. Even though he'll never admit it, I think that going to the finals 4 consecutive years in a row and never holding the MVP award is getting to him. I honestly don't think he even cares about winning the Finals. He's going to be giving it 110% specifically to finally get that award.

    On the other hand we have Lebron James. Now I don't think he's going to completely crumble, but I do think he's going to show everyone that he's mortal. The Cavs are undeniably the underdog, with OddsShark giving them 27-4 for the series. I have to say that I'd absolutely love to see everyone hop off the "Lebron is GOD and is the best NBA player of all time" train. So to see him crumble to the Warriors in the finals is the first step to making that happen. And remember, Lebron apparently makes up the entire Cavs team. So if they lose, Lebron James is entirely to blame, right? Nope.... If they lose, everyone will look to the rest of the team for blaming.

    So what are your thoughts? If we keep this on the topic of Lebron vs. Curry, who do you think will be champion this year?

    Game 1 starts 5/31 at 9 p.m. Here's the full schedule

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    I have been saying for weeks now that I didn't want to see this matchup. Now I feel like I want to walk that back. Here's why.

    I actually watched more than half the playoff games this year, on both sides. And I was trying to think of a more compelling or entertaining matchup for the finals. For a while I really wanted the Rockets to make it. But the moment Chris Paul got hurt, that was no longer an option, as they just aren't the same team without him. And no other team in the West was in my mind capable of handling the Cavs or probably even the Celtics. So I'm good with the Warriors making it. Sure, they got lucky. But when the Rockets miss 29/30 3's in the final game, you basically deserve to lose the series.

    Then for the East, I wanted the 76ers to win. Until I saw them get walked over by the Celtics pretty easily. Then it was the Celtics for the win! lol. Until.. Lebron put on maybe the most impressive and dominant performance I have ever seen in the NBA playoffs, period.

    So now I am fully on board for this match up. The 2 best teams made it, fair and square. And I think after watching Lebron do what he did this year, I have to say, he is the best NBA player in history.

    As for Curry vs Lebron, as for who is better or who will be more MVP-worthy, I think that already goes to Lebron, just for getting his team into the finals. It really was that impressive. Curry has Kevin Durant and Clay Thompson. Both of those guys routinely take over games and help out. Lebron doesn't have anyone like that. He basically has to shoulder 90% of the load himself.

    It would be a miracle if the Cavs won this series, seeing as how outnumbered they are talent wise. But if they do, Lebron will probably go down in history as the best all time, with this series being the shining example. And I think that could happen.

    What's more likely though is Curry, Durant and Thompson and others will avalanche them with too much offense, and win in 5-6 games.

    Either way, I'm down to watch. I hope its not a steam roll by the Warriors.

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    Curry will have a hard time ever winning the MVP with Durant on the team. It will take Durant having a bad or just medicore series and for Steph to completely light it up for that to happen. Too many factors working against him for it to happen I think.

    That said, if it's Lebron vs Curry, I think it's mostly a draw, with the edge to Lebron. Easy way to answer this is imagine one of them getting hurt in the 1st quarter of game 1.. which team do you think is most hurt from that? Gotta be the Cavs.

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    Ok.... I actually feel really bad for LeBron now. He absolutely carried the Cavs through that game. All to have it basically handed away in the last 10 seconds by a teamate who doesnt even know the score of the game. That must be incredibly frustrating.
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    PowerPlay Wrote: Ok.... I actually feel really bad for LeBron now. He absolutely carried the Cavs through that game. All to have it basically handed away in the last 10 seconds by a teamate who doesnt even know the score of the game. That must be incredibly frustrating.

    I do too, man. That was hard to watch. Not to mention the 2nd missed free throw from an 81% foul shooter as well.

    As for Curry vs Lebron, they both were excellent. Both were the top 2 scorers of everyone. And both hit really big shots when they mattered the most. Lebron scoring 51 is historic, so I think he wins there. But really that was just great to watch from both of them. This should be a great series if it's anything like game 1 going forward.

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    PowerPlay Wrote: Ok.... I actually feel really bad for LeBron now. He absolutely carried the Cavs through that game. All to have it basically handed away in the last 10 seconds by a teamate who doesnt even know the score of the game. That must be incredibly frustrating.
    This guy sums it up well:

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    Well, so far with 2 games in, Steph Curry is definitely the MVP frontrunner. He just made NBA finals history tonight by making 9 3's in a game. It was pretty amazing to watch, especially the last 3 he shot:

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    youtube.com/watch?v=5cXo3VhbL-s

    Curious everyone's thoughts on this. He is basically saying that Lebron wasn't being leader-like at the end of the 4th quarter in game 1. And that Steph Curry doesn't get nearly the respect he deserves.

    I don't agree with the first point, but definitely agree on his analysis of Steph Curry hate. Thought it was an interesting watch.

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    SFriedman Wrote:

    youtube.com/watch?v=5cXo3VhbL-s

    Curious everyone's thoughts on this. He is basically saying that Lebron wasn't being leader-like at the end of the 4th quarter in game 2. And that Steph Curry doesn't get nearly the respect he deserves.

    I don't agree with the first point, but definitely agree on his analysis of Steph Curry hate. Thought it was an interesting watch.

    Lebron was being a bit childish, but I don't blame him. You can't expect him to always be cool headed. He is a very competitive guy. And in a game where you score 51 and are so outclassed talent wise compared to the other team and you ALMOST win Game 1, but don't because of a bone headed mistake.. I would be very annoyed too. Sure he gets paid to not act like that. But I get it and it doesn't bother me at all to see. At least from time to time. It's not like he does this every time; he is actually fairly composed usually, considering.

    All that is for not though, as the Warriors are up 3-0 on the series. And I doubt the Cavs have any chance to win even a single game. So a sweep is just a game away. Even in a Game 3 where Curry and Clay Thompson don't have a good offensive game at all, Durant carried the ship and they still won. The Warriors are just too stacked.