Win or Lose, LeBron James Deserves the 2015 Finals MVP

June 16th, 2015 by Bobby Krivitsky Leave a reply »

Stephen Curry exuberantly dribbled his way around a Draymond Green drag screen, with a sold-out Oracle Arena already on its feet and the Golden State Warriors clinging to a two-point lead with 4:20 left to play in the game.

The MVP sensed the trap coming, and he bolted for the middle of the floor. Tristan Thompson leaped out at him, trying to prevent a three-pointer at all costs; Matthew Dellavedova, hailed as the Curry stopper, chased him from behind.

Curry frantically took a step back and threaded a pass between Dellavedova's outstretched right arm and the sagging left arm of Thompson's, who was trying to regain his balance from jumping out at arguably the greatest shooter of all time.

Green caught the MVP's pass, took one dribble into the paint and fired a fastball to Andre Iguodala in the left corner. The veteran of 10 years elevated, let his right arm hang in the air for just a second and then celebrated as nearly 20,000 people rejoiced all around him during Game 5 of the 2015 NBA Finals.

It wasn't supposed to be this hard. From October to June, the Warriors, winners of 67 games in the regular season, ...

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