After the Cleveland Cavaliers won their first ever NBA championship, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green decided to stay a few minutes more before leaving to the dugout. The Golden State Warriors all-star MVP guard wanted to stay more. He wanted to soaked in all together the pains and frustrations in failing to defend their championship. The historic 73 wins, the unanimous MVP trophy, and the big OKC come back… all doesn’t matter now. Seeing Lebron James weeping in the floor against all odds with their backs against the wall, stretching his arms to victory, was something Curry had done just a year ago.
Although, the Warriors story could have been a good one- historic regular season win and back to back champs. But Lebron’s Cleveland story is way better. This is the tale for the ages. A battle of will for both teams. The Warriors made history in the regular season and they are very well the favorite to win the championship. They fought OKC to seven games, and went on a tear against Cleveland in the first 2 games of the series in the finals. Leading 3 games to one. Curry and co just needed one more win to finally seal the deal. And here goes Lebron making his own script, plotting his own fairytale story.
Never in the history of basketball that someone so talented and yet hated by a lot of people. Lebron could have stayed in Miami and win more championships with Wade and Bosh there. But it wasn’t just right. After his infamous “Decision” in leaving Cleveland, he went back and made a promised that he would give them a championship. Something, that was never been done by any sports team in Cleveland for 52 years.
On the last and final game of the finals. Beyond the four championship banners in Oracle arena are the balloons waiting to go down. Awaiting for the coronation of the champion and when everyone thought it was impossible for a team to win it all the way after a 3-1 deficit. When everyone thought Lebron will choke out, when everyone thought the Warriors will repeat. The Cavaliers proved everyone wrong.
The balloons still went down, right into Lebron’s teary eyed face and right into Stephen Curry watching the Cavaliers celebration.
Historic 73 wins, unanimous MVP trophy and yet Stephen Curry bowed his head down in frustration. This wasn’t his night. They fought a good fight. It was supposed to be them doing the celebrating, but just like the balloons you cannot stop destiny from falling.
For one game, and one night this was Lebron’s and the city of Cleveland.
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