For the first time in 52 years, a championship was brought home to the city of Cleveland. The Cavaliers are your 2016 NBA champions.
Against all odd, the Cavs — and LeBron James — did it. Down 3-1 in the series to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavs made history as the first team in the NBA to come back to win the championship. They did it on the road, and did it with the best player on the planet having one of the best three game stretches in league history.
There’s a ton of different story lines that you can take from these NBA Finals. For one, the LeBron James haters have met their match. It’s over. He did it, and his legacy has been sealed. Also, the only comparison I can come up with regarding how amazing this comeback was is with the 2004 Red Sox, who came back from a 3-0 deficit against the New York Yankees in the ALCS and went on to win the World Series. I’ll explain in this episode.
Because there’s so much to talk about regarding these NBA Finals, this week’s episode will serve as a Part 1 for discussion and dive into the X’s and O’s of the series. Who better to discuss such matters than with “Coach” Nick Hauselman, the man behind BBALLBREAKDOWN on Twitter and on YouTube. Coach Nick is one of the best to breakdown and analyze the NBA, and was kind enough to offer his insight in helping to decipher these NBA Finals.
Show music: ‘Actionable’ and ‘Epic,’ courtesy of www.bensound.com.