The victor of that decisive game would have the daunting task of flying cross country to Oakland and then having just one day off before going up against the well-rested Warriors. "And they've added an unbelievable player in Kevin Durant this year".
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"I'm proud of this team, said Marcus Smart. He should definitely be in the running, and if you ask anybody in this league, he should definitely probably be the Coach of the Year". I think I fell in love with the game because of Mike. But with the Warriors already having Baron Davis, Monta Ellis and Stephen Jackson, Nelson saw other needs. "If not, we'll wait until next summer and see where we go". "But I'd say anybody up front".
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Jordan went 6-0 in the NBA Finals and was most valuable player in the Finals six times.
But LeBron also made it clear that he didn't try to become the next Michael Jordan, because he "never thought [he] could get to a point where Mike was". "Two great teams, great players, and that's what it is". "You know kind of their style and familiar with that".
Ainge said Thomas battled the injury for much of the second half of the season, but powered through it to help Boston earn the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and a trip to the East finals.
Later that postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers won the draft lottery and the Seattle SuperSonics were second. Despite the loss, the Warriors were still the best team in the league. "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better". He said he considered Durant that player.
The last pick in the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, Thomas has emerged as an All-Star in Boston.
At the very moment where the clock ran out in that series, the person James was embracing was Durant - telling the then-Thunder star, his offseason workout partner at the time, how proud of him he was.
Love complimented Green's competitiveness and aimed a verbal volley at Northern California. Even with all that, the Celtics' postseason roster would produce.088 wins shares per 48 minutes, leaving them seventh overall, just by a smaller margin. "He wouldn't take the money so from now on 19 years in a row always says, 'You owe me $100.' He won't take the money". If needed, Game 7 would be played on May 29 in Boston. But Conley, Oden's high school and college teammate who went to the Grizzlies with their No. 4 pick, believes his friend could have handled the transition. "I would love to be here long term and win championships here, but as you guys know it's a business and anything can happen. He would have reminded me of like a Joel Embiid, how he's able to stretch it out there and shoot the ball like he is", Conley said, referring to Philadelphia's rookie center. "I don't understand what they're saying".
Instead, Oden himself acknowledged he goes down as a bust, which nobody could have predicted when coaches were tantalized by him. When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a God.
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