Despite the best record in the league and highest win total in franchise history, the Golden State Warriors could get to play the role of underdog if they reach the NBA Finals.
For much of the last three months, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been the betting favorite to take home the NBA MVP title. But after a 42 point outburst by LeBron James against the Dubs Thursday night, it appears King James may defend his throne.
While Stephen Curry and the league-leading Golden State Warriors easily handled the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers last month, Thursday night’s showdown should provide a much better indication of how these heavyweights stack up.
In the past three weeks we’ve seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call “Stop and Watch games.” As in stop what you’re doing right now and get to a television immediately.
Has King James been dethroned? Stephen Curry can now make a claim to being the most popular player in the NBA. Don’t believe he’s more loved than LeBron?
Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.
LeBron didn’t just join the Cleveland Cavaliers. He came to save the world, so to speak, to bring financial and spiritual lubricant to the Rust Belt, an area of America that has been lost to the the meat-hook realities of economics.
Last season was plagued by injuries to the league’s most noted stars, but this offseason proved to be full of action: the draft, big announcements, players sporting new jerseys, coaching changes and the controversies – just to name a few.
During an interview on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was asked who was a better scorer, him or four-time MVP LeBron James.
You’ve seen the sardonic messages splashed all over social media. Everyone is calling LeBron James the best GM in the NBA, based largely on his ability to wrench Kevin Love from Minnesota, which instantly imbues the Cavaliers with three All-Stars.