Will Steph a.k.a. Chef Curry cook LeBron during the NBA Finals or will King James reign?
The Golden State Warriors, leaders of the Western Conference, led by current MVP and arguably the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history Steph Curry, will tip-off the NBA Finals tonight against four-time MVP and two-time NBA champion LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
No matter who you're rooting for, there are plenty of reasons to tune in:
- Cleveland is going for their first championship in franchise history while Golden State is going for their first in 40 years.
- Both David Blatt and Steve Kerr are in their rookie season as NBA head coaches.
- The fearless mindset: Both Curry and James have a fearless mindset, so the series will be highly intense. Not to mention, they're both two of the league's leading scorers and top two scorers of this year's playoffs. Curry averages 29.2 ppg and James averages 27.6.
- The series features two of the best ball handlers in the league, Curry and Kyrie Irving. Curry can pull up anywhere off the handle, getting shots that seem impossible off, and Irving is so crafty with his handles, using them to penetrate the lane and shots.
- The Splash Brothers: Golden State has connected on 79 more three-point attempts than any of their competition.
- James will be playing in his fifth straight NBA Finals. That's impressive, and who doesn't like watching greatness?
- The series will be the first time for any of the active 15 Warriors to ever play in the Finals.
- Curry is the first player since Allen Iverson (2001) to win MVP and play in his first finals in the same season.
- Watching wild cards like J.R. Smith is always interesting. Smith is very unpredictable. In his four starts against the Celtics, he averaged just under 10 ppg, but in his eight games off the bench since then he's averaged 15 ppg.
- The Warriors rarely lose at home, and their crowd is always hype. Watching a game with high energy on and off the court is the best.
- Both James and Curry were born at the same hospital in Akron, Ohio. It sounds like fate, right?
So, no matter whom you want to claim the 2015 NBA championship title, there are many reasons to sit back and enjoy a great series. If that's not enough, at least you'll get to see the adorable Riley Curry who's now one of America's favorite kids. “Way up, I feel blessed,” as she likes to say.
Now, bring on Game 1!