LeBron James admits he's 'drained,' both mentally and physically

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are on the cusp of being swept in the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors. They led the Cavaliers 2-0 and 3-1 in the Finals, but the Cavaliers won the final three games and the title as the Warriors became the first team in Finals history to blow a 3-1 lead.

Cleveland had collapsed in the third quarter of the first two games, letting the Warriors run away and hide. Maybe the Warriors, the victors, not only get the spoils, but also the embellished characteristics that come with it. Though Golden State still ranks behind the Knicks and Lakers, it is the fastest-rising franchise, jumping an NBA-high 37 percent from past year. That's not enough against the star-studded Warriors, and the burden was too much in the end. Yes, the Golden State Warriors are set to become the first 16-0, flawless team in NBA Playoffs history. Something was eating at Steph.

It's a matter of time before there is a shift from LeBron to Durant for title of best player. The one as the best team ever.

But it didn't last, not with Klay Thompson and Durant equalling things at the other end. "He wants to please people, that's an incredibly redeeming quality". Owner Dan Gilbert promised James that spending wouldn't be an issue when James returned to Cleveland in 2014, and over the past two seasons the team has paid out $81 million in luxury taxes for exceeding the salary cap.

In these playoffs, however, that burden appears to have lifted, and Curry has been brilliant.

Thompson played a superb two-way game scoring 30 points with six 3-pointers, while Curry added a surprising 13 rebounds to his 26 points. Not after getting this close, not after enduring so much criticism for leaving Oklahoma City and not with a chance to put the Cavaliers in an insurmountable hole. There have been other famous blocks in National Basketball Association history. In Cleveland's five-point loss, James was the only Cavaliers starter with a positive plus/minus. Both Green and head coach Steve Kerr noted that James would, and was, beginning to wear down late in the game.

But that wasn't the way he looked at it. Durant wasn't thinking about lifting trophies or being fitted for championship rings.

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"Some moments are disappointing, some moments are just exuberant; they're just awesome". Golden State cruised to 67 wins this season, often looking unstoppable even at half-speed thanks to the addition of Durant to a core that set an National Basketball Association record with 73 wins a year ago.

But except for an exaggerated yawn before taking the first question, James was upbeat, satisfied that he has done everything within his power to slow the Warriors, who have toyed with the field for weeks.

"I do believe, but I didn't tweet that", he told the outlet. At some level this remains his team. James bent Golden State's defense to his will while Irving sliced through it. And so far this postseason, Curry has been the Curry of old.

"We just felt like the way they play, Kyrie and LeBron had it going the whole game, but that's pretty taxing to go one-on-one the whole game", Kerr said.

"Their team was already kind of put together, and you just implement a guy that's ready to sacrifice, a great talent, a guy that's willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win", James said.

"I thought fatigue was an issue because the game was so hard-fought". The drain of 2016 seems gone. "Why not? If I become an owner, I'm gonna try and sign everybody".

The Warriors have been led in the Finals by Kevin Durant, the ground-shaking free-agent acquisition from last season who was the 2014 MVP and has perhaps reshaped the GoldenState-Cleveland rivalry forever.

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