We haven’t before, but we sure are now. LB James, that ONE guy is trying to carry Cleveland to a championship, in a way no one with the possible exception of Magic Johnson, ever has.
That spike at the end of Game 2 said everything about that game that could be said. LB James was not getting legitimate foul calls in the Game 2 overtime. I found it incredible the game’s best player was basically getting roughed-up and wasn’t going to the charity stripe. Clearly at the end of the regulation, he was fouled. I remarked to some friends:
If that was Mike Jordan, he’d be shooting two free throws with no time left on the clock
Yes, and sports media would be thrilled to death at him ending the game with a free throw. LB James, as disturbing as it was, didn’t get the benefit of the doubt. I guess the league’s decided it likes Golden State.
I’m not so sure if I like preferential officiating if I’m Golden State. That kind of woke up a sleeping giant. The Cavaliers won a The Finals game for the first time, without their second and third best players in the lineup. Any other team would be finished at this point; in fact Cleveland has pretty much outplayed the Warriors up to this point.