Bring On Game 7
By: Connor Lenahan
The closest game of the 2016 NBA Finals has been decided by 12 points, but I’m not sure I’ve ever loved the NBA more than I do right now. There is something magical about watching LeBron James dominate games against one of the best teams of all time. Maybe it’s the fact that in the course of two games he has effectively changed everyone’s mind about his game and reminded them that James is, without a question, one of the best players the game has ever seen.
Back to back 41 point games while leading the Finals in every statistical category is enough to make the Finals MVP conversation an easy one. Only Jerry West has won the MVP while his team lost, and should Golden State bounce back on Sunday night LeBron should and hopefully will join West in that category. This is an unreal stretch of athleticism.
And of course he managed to block the unanimous MVP with such ferocity that the world has shaken. Steph Curry has lost his cool, as has everyone else on the team. Kyrie Irving is playing the best basketball of his life. Ditto to LeBron – no small feat. This Sunday’s game is going to be absolutely incredible, even if one team wins by 20.
Either LeBron is throwing up a third straight game of GOAT-level play that suddenly puts himself seriously in the same breath as Magic/Bird/Kareem/Russell/Jordan and cements his legacy. That or Steph Curry comes out furious and puts up 60 at home and wins back to back titles.
Given how insane this series has been, full of ridiculous moments, we are primed for many more on Sunday. I have never been more excited for a game in my entire life. Bring on Game 7.