Monday, 20 June 2016

NBA:- Cleveland Cavaliers 93-89 Golden State Warriors.....LeBron James The Hero...

LeBron James helps end 52-year drought to win first NBA championship in their history after completing remarkable comeback from 3-1 down

LeBron James and the Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, giving Cleveland a title again at long last.
James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native north east Ohio and he and the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit by beating the defending champions Golden State Warriors 93-89 on Sunday night to end a 52-year major sports championship drought in Cleveland.
Almost single-handedly, James carried the Cavs back into this series and finished with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs captured their first championship in franchise history and gave their city its first major sports winner since the Browns won the NFL title in 1964.
LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA championship

LeBron James holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as the Cleveland Cavaliers win their first NBA championship
The MVP is all smiles as he holds his daughter Zhuri during the post-match press conference with some of the net he cut around his neck

The MVP is all smiles as he holds his daughter Zhuri during the post-match press conference with some of the net he cut around his neck
James was clearly overcome with emotion and said the win was special since he had returned home after four-year spell away

James was clearly overcome with emotion and said the win was special since he had returned home after four-year spell away
Not content with one trophy, James was also presented with the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award

Not content with one trophy, James was also presented with the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
James (left) embraces Kevin Love at the end of the game after Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors

James (left) embraces Kevin Love at the end of the game after Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors
An emotional James fell to the floor when this one ended with a second win in six days on Golden State's imposing home floor, surrounded by his team-mates. Only seconds earlier, he went down in pain with 10.6 seconds left after being fouled by Draymond Green while going for a dunk, then came back out to make the second of two free throws.
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant Finals, including a 3-pointer over Stephen Curry with 53 seconds left.
Curry sat briefly on the bench to take in the scene after the Warriors made their last basket with 4:39 left.
President Obama tweeted this message to congratulate LeBron James and the Cavaliers after their impressive victory

President Obama tweeted this message to congratulate LeBron James and the Cavaliers after their impressive victory
Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry holds his head in his hands at the end of the game after his side were beaten

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry holds his head in his hands at the end of the game after his side were beaten
After landing awkwardly on the floor following a brilliant shot, James clutches his injured wrist as he is tended to by players and staff

After landing awkwardly on the floor following a brilliant shot, James clutches his injured wrist as he is tended to by players and staff
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant NBA Finals, including a 3-pointer over Curry with 53 seconds left on the board

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to cap his brilliant NBA Finals, including a 3-pointer over Curry with 53 seconds left on the board

ODDS WERE AGAINST CLEVELAND

History was against Cleveland Cavaliers as no team in an NBA Finals series had come back from 3-1 down to win. 
All 32 previous teams who had been in that situation lost after falling behind while only two teams had forced a Game 7. Cleveland, however, made it lucky 33.
Green had 32 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, but the Warriors' record-setting season ended without the only prize this close-knit 'Strength In Numbers' crew cared about from way back in the beginning - through the record 24-0 start as Coach of the Year Steve Kerr was out, Curry's second consecutive MVP campaign, and the 73 regular-season wins to break the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' mark.
They might always be remembered as one of the best teams ever that couldn't close it out.
Named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals following his team's 93-89 championship-clinching win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday - James, who was the catalyst behind his Cavs' remarkable rally from a 3-1 series deficit, marks the third time he has captured the award after winning it with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013.
'I gave it everything that I had. I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat and my tears into this game,' an emotional James said after the game.
Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors defends against James who made a huge impact en route to a dramatic win for his side 

Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors defends against James who made a huge impact en route to a dramatic win for his side 
Curry and James had to be pulled apart after the two became embroiled in a heated exchange during Game 7 on Sunday

Curry and James had to be pulled apart after the two became embroiled in a heated exchange during Game 7 on Sunday
Curry (centre) of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball as Draymond Green (left) and J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on

Curry (centre) of the Golden State Warriors shoots the ball as Draymond Green (left) and J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers look on
The Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit by beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors

The Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit by beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors
James (centre left) drives to the basket before shooting over Curry (centre right) during Game 7 in the NBA Finals  

James (centre left) drives to the basket before shooting over Curry (centre right) during Game 7 in the NBA Finals  
King James swings on the basket after dunking the ball to help his side claim an eventual 93-89 victory over Curry's side

King James swings on the basket after dunking the ball to help his side claim an eventual 93-89 victory over Curry's side
King James (centre) celebrates at Golden State Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland with his team-mates including Smith (right)

King James (centre) celebrates at Golden State Warriors' Oracle Arena in Oakland with his team-mates including Smith (right)
LeBron lifts the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and MVP title following his side's Game 7 triumph in Oakland, California 

LeBron lifts the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and MVP title following his side's Game 7 triumph in Oakland, California 
Music artist Usher (centre) was at Oracle Arena to celebrate alongside Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue (left) and Irving (right)

Music artist Usher (centre) was at Oracle Arena to celebrate alongside Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue (left) and Irving (right)
LeBron is congratulated by 11-times champion Bill Russell following the conclusion of Game 7 between the Cavs and Golden State

LeBron is congratulated by 11-times champion Bill Russell following the conclusion of Game 7 between the Cavs and Golden State

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