When the Rockets eliminated the Jazz early this month, I boldly predicted that LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers will win it all now that Utah is out of the way. (LOL! No, I didn’t say that last part though.) Kidding aside, I felt that with the manner James is playing this 2018 NBA Playoffs, it’s going to be extremely hard to beat the Cavaliers especially if the supporting cast is actively involved in production.
When the Eastern Conference Finals came rolling in several days ago, I thought I was going to be off in my fearless forecast after the Boston Celtics took the first two games. But James simply rose to the occasion to almost single-handedly bring the Cavs back to life and eventually wrap up the conference title under its belt with a strong Game 7 win at Beantown. I caught the closing minutes live on TV earlier today and I couldn’t help but admire the resolve shown by James in another return trip to the Finals.
Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue couldn’t help but remark that LeBron’s Game 7 performance against the Celtics this season ranks as “the best” in his career. And if he can stay injury-free for the championship series, doesn’t matter what team the Cavaliers will face, I have this strong feeling James and his crew will bring the championship back to Cleveland. What do you think?