There's certainly scenarios where the Cavs can pull off the upset, most of them revolving around LeBron, JR and Shumpert winning their individual matchups. It just seems like there are many more routes to victory for Golden State. The NBA is becoming a wing's league and there's no team in the league with more quality wings than the Warriors.
There are so many surface contrasts of style and narrative between Stephen Curry and LeBron James, but they're remarkably related players carrying their teams and transfiguring basketball.
Only 42 of the 492 players that played in the NBA this season are lefty - just 8.53 percent of the league. It is an intriguing collection of players and we talked with dozens of players about what makes them unique to play against and how they could have an edge.
While upside and athleticism may rise as the draft nears, basketball IQ and toughness may get overlooked in the process. As a player that exemplifies both of the latter categories, here's why T.J. McConnell may surprise and make an NBA roster next season.
While making a living by scoring with your back to the basket isn't going to work for the vast majority of young big men coming into the league, the rules that apply to the 99 percent don't necessarily hold true for the 1 percent. Jahlil Okafor. DeMarcus Cousins. Joel Embiid. Karl Towns. Post play may be gone for now but that doesn't mean it will be gone forever.