The Golden State Warriors won 67 games in the regular season, losing only two at home. They had the NBA’s best defense and second-best offense, and came out on top in the toughest conference.
But they trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1 in the NBA Finals.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, analyzing for Sina Sports in China, was asked to predict which team will win the 2015 championship:
Golden State should win.
But they can’t play tentatively. They can’t play scared. You’ve got play. You’ve got to step up and meet the challenge.
And right now, Cleveland and LeBron, it seems like they want it a lot more. It seems like the game, this championship means a lot more to them.
If you’re Golden State, you have to look in the mirror and ask yourself if you want to step up to this challenge.
The Cavaliers are not allowing Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to thrive, and are disrupting the Warriors rhythm. If they can continue to keep Golden Sate below their peak level, Cleveland will be the 2015 champions.