Since LeBron James is rumored to decline his player option for next season this summer, there's a chance that he could be wearing another jersey in the fall.
LeBron James flirted with a triple double with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists to lift the Cavs to the 4-3 win in the Eastern Conference finals and book his eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
The Celtics are 10-0 at home this postseason, and are actually 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 7.
If there's one aspect of either squad that's been an indicator of how this series has varied from venue to venue, it's the play of the starting guards - and there's no better example than George Hill.
"It's about just winning the game now", said Boston's Marcus Smart, who has done his share of mixing it up with James in this series. You have to be ready for a dogfight. In his career, he has averaged 34 per game in going 13-9 in elimination games.
You know what makes Brad Stevens so great as a head coach? On Monday night, the airwaves are a little more crowded than on Sunday, with ABC airing a new Bachelorette, Fox running two bonus episodes of the just-canceled Lucifer, and NBC offering Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. "I think that's one of the things that I don't think has been lost on this group throughout its entire journey, before the playoffs and now, is we have fun". But that's not because of a very young LeBron, who finished with 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists in a road loss to a veteran Pistons team that had won the National Basketball Association title two years before this matchup. Tatum became the first rookie since Abdul-Jabbar to register 10 games of 20+ points in a single postseason.
"That was a special moment for me, because it's different", Tatum said of the postgame words he shared with James.
"As we talked about all year, tomorrow night is not going to be flawless. He was outstanding", Stevens said on a conference call Saturday.
A Herculean effort in the NBA Playoffs has seen LeBron lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to another NBA Finals appearance virtually off his own back. "And those will be some fun practices, I'm sure", he added. "So just to be in my first year, to be able to compete against a player like him and be a few shots away from beating him and his team to go to the championship, that's something I'll always remember".
But, it appears that Bryant has put himself back in the conversation with a tweet after Game 7. If the guys we have in are playing well, he can get more rest.