It has a bit to do with my obvious Cleveland bias, but I felt that the Warriors totally disrespected the championship celebration as a matter-of-fact type of deal. Honestly, once the team signed Kevin Durant, it was either going to be injuries or the Cavs that would have any chance to stop them from reclaiming the title. Unfortunately, neither could stop the powerhouse out west.
While all of us Cavs fans held on to the faint hope that the team would make another miraculous comeback, there was no #35 on the Warriors last year. Kevin Durant is a sellout; he’s someone that took the easy way out in order to win it all. It’s similar to what LeBron did back in 2010 but so much worse. Durant may have a ring, but he is no champion.
So the Warriors win Game 5, get up on the podium and they’re all with this, “Yeah, whatever, we knew with was going to happen” type of attitude. Well, when you’re the best team ever and you sign the second-best player, that’s what’s going to happen.
By signing with the Warriors, Durant changed the landscape of an already top-heavy league into a Warriors-only league. Of course, there were no tears of joy or anything of that nature like when the Cavs won in 2016. This was expected, it was bought and now the rest of the league including the Cavs have to find a way to knock off this giant. And right now, it feels nearly impossible.
So congrats, Kevin Durant. You got your ring. Yes, you were the best player out on the floor in the finals, but that comes quite easy when you join the Warriors. The national media may choose to ignore the way this championship was won, but the actual fans of the NBA will remember 2017 as the year of the bought title.
As disappointed as I am that the Cavs lost, the team did a heck of a job just to push it to five games. In Game 5, the team made a great comeback and almost got over the hump. Sadly, there was just too much firepower on the other side of the ball.
The Warriors are acting like winning the greatest title in the basketball world is just “whatever.” Fortunately, there will be a time in the future when another team, hopefully the Cavs, comes out on top to dethrone these ungrateful and unappreciative Warriors.
Thanks for a great season, Cavs. As they say, there’s always next year.
I am presenting the Cavs with a Larry award for their impressive season!
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