The Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James, won their first NBA title last night after beating the 2015 NBA Champions Golden State Warriors 93-89 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. In doing so the Cavaliers became the first ever team in NBA history to come back from 3-1 down to win an NBA Finals series.
The Cavaliers had levelled the series after winning two consecutive games thanks in large part to LeBron James with two consecutive 41-point performances. Last night, he finished with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals for the third time in his career.
Speaking after the game last night, LeBron James said: “Right now it’s just excitement. It’s not even relief. It’s just excitement for us as a team, as a franchise, as a city, as a community. To be able to continue to build up our city, to continue to be an inspiration to our city, it means everything. I’m happy to be a part of it.What’s going through my mind is I’m ready to get back to Cleveland. I can’t wait to get off that plane and hold that trophy up and see all our fans at the terminal and I know they’re going to be ready. So I can’t wait to give the emotion back to them. I’m looking forward to it. That’s all.”
Commenting on the Cavaliers’ comeback, James said: “For me, when I came up here after we lost Game 4 at home, I said, hey, listen, we’ve got to take one possession, one game at a time. We’re going to Golden State, so we’ve got to fly home anyways, so why not have another game?”
On LeBron James’ performance Mark Jackson said in his commentary: “This is the greatest individual achievement in this history of this league.”
Source: Pitch London