It was March when a Sports Illustrated article declared the NBA season done, that June’s champion already a foregone conclusion:
“You say ‘LeBron’s playing well,’ and then you look at the stat sheet and say, ‘Oh my goodness’…LeBron James is at a level that’s just impossible to achieve. Only a few guys have gotten there or will ever get there. We should stop taking him for granted.” — Kevin McHale
Just as I did last year, here are my quick-hit thoughts on the 2017 NBA Finals:
Kevin Durant, deputy publisher of The Players Tribune, who has averaged 27 points and 7 rebounds per game in his second career as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, announced his decision to join the Golden State Warriors today.
There will be countless essays and analysis on the 2016 NBA Finals, so here are my quick-hit thoughts: