Pat Riley on LeBron James: 'I love LeBron, we all do'

Boston is still a few steps away from challenging Cleveland, let alone the Warriors in the Finals, and patience will be key.Draymond Green just doesn't see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring? Warriors 2017 NBA Finals scheduleEven if the NBA's top two teams have steamrolled their way right to the place everybody figured they'd be when the season started all those months ago.

Again, I don't want to make it seem like I'm insensitive. Durant told USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging article published Friday. "Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston?" With this poor play, James attributed his team's ability to stay in the game to his teammates.

"I know it wasn't a good pass", Curry told ESPN. "But in some ways, it nearly has to be the right thing, I guess, because so much is just kind of fluff and stupid, for lack of a better word".

"I'm not well enough to coach game, and I know that [because] I coached all 82 games and I did OK", Kerr explained. In a matchup of teams undefeated (13-0) on the road in the playoffs, Taco Bell is offering "Steal a Game, Steal a Taco" - one free taco to everyone interested should either team win a road game in the Finals.

Although he ruled himself out of Game 1, Kerr left the door open to returning during the rematch of the last two NBA Finals. "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one. "I don't really have anything to say". It made me go back to that. That's why I'm here talking to you right now. Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle late in the game and the Dubs came back from behind to win.

The trilogy is set to finally come to fruition in the National Basketball Association.

On my podcast last week, we tossed around the fact that Kerr wouldn't want to become the major storyline - and that could play a factor into his decision. "It's special to see when you take the path that they've taken to get to this moment". Every night was challenging, and you can't just sleepwalk through a season, sleepwalk through the playoffs and expect to be here. "I still think about it".

If you look at Alabama's run dating back to 2012, there could be more hope and confidence following one's first glance.

It's a hard thought for those who consider Michael Jordan the alpha and omega when it comes to anything basketball-related. "And I don't think he (LeBron) should be compared to either of those players (Jordan or Bryant), because they play different positions".

"They're a great team, they're the champs".

To that point, James is No. 2 in steals, No. 3 in assists and No. 7 in rebounding on all-time playoff lists, illustrating a complete game that has made him one of the best players in National Basketball Association history.

If he can rally the Cavaliers to a second straight championship it is nearly certain LeBron will be the NBA Finals MVP. Much of the team, both starters and players coming off the bench, wore the signature shoes of James and Irving. Ultimately, Curry is still the face of this team and it won't be a surprise if he is the focus if Golden State wins. "I wasn't used to this much attention, no matter if it was good or bad".