Lebron James dominated the Atlanta Hawks last night, almost to the degree that I predicted leading up to the game, when I audaciously said “King James” is going for 40 points. Though he wasn’t 40 point aggressive, he was hawkish, falling just 1 rebound shy of his 12th career playoff triple double. The most impressive aspect of James 30 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists, in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals is, he was without Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, who had to sit out with a sore knee. James didn’t allow being short handed as an excuse, but as fuel to his fire to bring a championship to Cleveland, the team that drafted him straight out of high school in Akron Ohio.
The game 2 win guarantees Lebron a spot in the NBA Finals, he’s undefeated, 14-0 when team leads 2 games to nothing. And that will match him up with the other eventual conference champs, the Golden State Warriors, they also hold a 2-0 series lead, and like Cleveland, are also led by a guy from Akron Ohio, the MVP Stephen Curry. He’ s the best shooter I’ve ever seen in my life, this season Curry broke his own record for 3’s made in a season, and is just one 3 away from breaking the playoff 3’s record, most made in a post season. This will be a monumental series, the top two players in the world Curry versus James going head to head for the NBA Championship, and my pick, is Curry and the Warriors.