The Golden State Warriors pulled out a Game 1 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals despite a near-heroic performance from LeBron James.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin argued that it would have been perhaps the greatest Finals performance ever if the Cavs had pulled out the win.
Instead, the Cavs unraveled through a series of controversial calls and lapses in judgment, and James’ all-time great performance will go down as a footnote.
The Cleveland Cavaliers entered these NBA Finals, their fourth straight against the Golden State Warriors, as massive underdogs.
Their chances at winning would rely on numerous factors, but the beginning of any hypothetical in which the Cavs upset the vastly superior Warriors began with LeBron James playing at a borderline insane level.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
This photo of a very upset LeBron James sums up the brutal way the Cleveland Cavaliers blew the win in the final secondsTyronn Lue and the NBA world are baffled by the controversial foul change on LeBron James in Game 1 of the FinalsLeBron James and the Cavs hit the Warriors with their best shot and had a chance to flip the Finals on its head — and still lost in gut-wrenching fashion
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