Legacy On The Line
Lebron James' legacy is now on the line in less than 10 hours.
We have all heard the 3-1 jokes when the Golden State Warriors lost to James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. But now James and company face a 3-0 hole and possibly being on the wrong side of history, to become one of the rare NBA teams to be swept in the NBA Finals since… Lebron in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs.
When they won a game against the Golden State Warriors last year, he had a decent supporting cast of solid players and 2 All-Stars in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Now all he has is a bunch of role players and an ageing Love. And some top-notch sports gear.
Would James salvage his personal legacy and will out a game or will Curry close the series out with a Finals MVP-worthy performance? Or will Kevin Durant claim back-to-back Finals MVP?
But the fact is this, if James is swept from this year's finals, which at this point looks highly possible, his legacy and his Greatest of All Time (GOAT) status would have a huge dent.
Maybe he proves us wrong. Maybe he might win a game…. Or two… or three or maybe he might win it all. We would all honestly love to see him make this series exciting.
But it’s definitely going to take more than Lebron 15s, compression tights and arm sleeves to beat the juggernaut of Golden State.
He is going to need to become the GOAT, and he has less than 10 hours to do it.