After months of meaningless playoff games, tonight we finally arrived at the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is the first time in NBA history that the same teams have met in the Finals three straight years.
This is the matchup that everyone wanted to see, however it took way too long to get here. After the Warriors added Kevin Durant in the offseason, and the Cavaliers kept their core team intact it was all but obvious once the playoffs started that these two teams would meet in the Finals. However, we had to sit through months of terrible playoff games when the obvious conclusion was sitting right in front of us.
Golden State is undefeated so far in the playoffs and Cleveland lost one fluke game to Boston in the last round. Then we all had to wait nine days between games for the Finals to finally start.
I really hope that these Finals are the epic trilogy everyone wants them to be because ESPN/ABC needs something to talk about for a little while longer until football training camps start.
As for my prediction: Since February 4, The Golden State Warriors have only lost one game when their Big Four (Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green) have played together and that was to Sacramento in overtime. I believe with the addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors are the best team and much to the chagrin of ESPN/ABC and Cleveland, I have the Warriors getting revenge for blowing the 3-1 series lead to Cleveland last year.