If Durant's move to the Warriors from the Oklahoma City Thunder, which gave Golden State all it could handle in the 2016 Western Conference finals, has been a negative development for the National Basketball Association, he sees it as nothing but a positive for himself.
Throughout the regular season, much was made about where James will go next due to a player option in his contract and speculation has only increased following the Warriors' sweep of the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals last week.
"They start over", Windhorst said of the Cavaliers. They decided the day of the game they were going to borrow the Cavs' slogan and do "whatever it takes" to get to Cleveland. And now that they've claimed the trophy, the next big event is celebrating with the fans back in the Bay Area.
The Cavaliers, though, have a lot of work to do to convince him he should hang around.
For some reason, when splitting hairs between Jordan and LeBron's talent level, rings are counted. "That's aggressively reflected in Philadelphia's odds being so short (to win the 2019 title)". However, Chamberlain ran into a formidable foe in the Bill Russell-led Boston Celtics, a balanced squad whose two-way dominance allowed them to win eleven rings from the 1956-1957 season to the 1968-1969 season. That logic makes sense, although I think you would be hard-pressed to tell me LeBron didn't have one of the best seasons ever, even if he was playing with a rotating gang of bench guys. If the Rockets fail to open enough salary cap space to give both superstars decent offers, Stein opened up the possibility that James may convince Paul that they could sign together with another team. The same thing will likely happen this summer. "Once free agency settles, you'll see some drastic changes in these odds". "Especially if he goes to the Lakers".
Don't rule out the Houston Rockets, who pushed Golden State to a game seven in the post-season.
The Miami Heat opened at 20-1 but have since been bumped up to 50-1.
The Cavaliers without a major overhaul won't be the best team in the East next year, and that makes the chances of a five-peat between Cleveland and Golden State very, very remote.
"The star power of the league, what's happening now is that the stars are figuring out their power", Bosh said. The summer of 2016 was unforgettable, with a downtown parade that James has said overwhelmed him with emotion.