|Cleveland Cavaliers megastar LeBron James addresses a crowd of nearly a million people at a celebration and parade in downtown Cleveland on June 22, a follow-up to the 2016 NBA championship title win by the Cavs Sunday night against the Golden State Warriors, the defending champs|
Cleveland Cavaliers ballplayers from left: Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and megastar LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue
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No doubt, there were other reasons for the apathy and nightmares of Cleveland losing a shot at the title once again, and behind the heartbreaking loss to the mighty Warriors in 2015.
And Love played good defense, especially against Curry,
Smith has been a bonus for the Cavaliers in the playoffs and otherwise, and he came up huge at the start of the second half of Game 7 in scoring eight of his 12 points.
But the NBA Finals moments that will be remembered most were the Game 7 performances by James and Irving, both of whom came through when it counted most.
James and Irving have given Cleveland fans new memories and something better to dream about, and James, an Akron, Ohio native, says he is ready to defend the championship title in the coming year for his "hometown."