For the first time in 52 years, a championship was brought home to the city of Cleveland when the Cavaliers made history as the first team in the NBA to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals. 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.
So, what does this mean for the legacy of LeBron James? Can we finally stop bashing his greatness? And, what does this mean for the historic regular season achieved by the Warriors before coming short of a second-straight championship? Does losing in the Finals take away from their regular season accomplishment?
These are all great topics for Part II of our NBA Finals discussion and were posed to this week’s guest, NBA writer Josh Eberley (you can listen to “Part 1” with Coach Nick of BBALLBREAKDOWN here). Josh is a contributor for a slew of NBA websites, including HoopMag.com, TodaysFastBreak.com, HoopsHabit.com and BBALLBREAKDOWN.com (click on the links to view some of his work for each).
Along with LeBron and the Warriors, Josh offers some thoughts on his top 15 players of all-time, free agency rumors, how he deals with the trolls on social media and some of the different projects he has coming in the future.
The show also opens with a strong recommendation to watch the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary series, O.J.: Made in America, before paying a short tribute to legendary Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. The opening monologue then ends with perhaps the greatest soccer call of all-time, courtesy of Iceland’s upset victory over England in Euro 2016.
You can follow Josh on Twitter here to keep up with his most recent work. The interview begins a little after the 16:30 mark.
Show music: ‘Actionable’ and ‘Epic,’ courtesy of www.bensound.com.