Nobody much cares to hear about it now, but I correctly predicted that the Cleveland Cavaliers would win the 2016 NBA Finals.
It comes at little surprise that the 2017 NBA Finals are a rematch of last year's championship series.
The move would permit the Warriors to keep their entire core together with two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry potentially signing one of the first five-year contracts created by the new collective bargaining agreement.
LeBron James (5,995 PTS) is five points away from becoming the first player in National Basketball Association postseason history to reach 6,000 career playoff points.
So, lay back and enjoy, the biggest rivalry in the last 20 years, because we think that this will be an epic drama, once again.
Golden State is a big favorite to win this finals matchup, and LeBron hasn't been this big of an underdog since his first finals appearance against the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. His coach that year was Mike Brown, who has served as acting coach for the Warriors while Steve Kerr is out following complications from back surgery.
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has had to deal with a far more disturbing confrontation than anything the Golden State Warriors will serve up in game one of their National Basketball Association playoffs on Friday morning (AEST).
He's been mentioned on a level with Michael Jordan - I've chimed in on that subject - and for the most part it's deserved.
Will Lebron James further the claim of being the best that ever played the game, or will Kevin Durant's brazen ring chasing pay off?
Curry made a point to do everything necessary for Durant to make a smooth transition incorporating into the offense, even if that meant his own numbers were down a year after his second MVP and another record 402 3-pointers as Golden State topped the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls' wins record going 73-9.
Cavs entered the playoffs with 23-23 from last 46 games of the regular season which was a disaster considering that they are one of the main candidates for the title.
KLAY'S SHOT - One of the few things that hasn't gone right for Golden State this postseason has been Klay Thompson's shooting. It's tough for me to say that is the case. "So I feel great". The Cavs' stunning comeback from 3-1 down in the series to end an infamous title drought and raise spirits across Cleveland is the stuff of legends. He scored 42 in an important Game 4 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals and can stand up to any of Golden State's perimeter players from a scoring and finishing standpoint.
This series also features 11 players who have been named All-Stars in their careers, including seven this year.