Welcome Back! Hoop heads we are already into the first week of December and the NBA season, for most teams, is already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see game this week.
LeBron James will make his return to Cleveland tonight. This will be his first visit to Quicken Loans Arena since joining the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency this past summer. LeBron was booed mercilessly in his first return game against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a member of the Miami Heat in 2010. His return this time is sure to be different for one big reason, LeBron kept his promise.
At this point, there is no question that LeBron James is one of the greatest NBA players of all time, especially when considering the countless achievements throughout his 16-year NBA career. One of his most impressive achievements is passing Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA all-time scoring list.
We are only a month in and the current NBA is already in full swing, largely due to the big Jimmy Butler trade and the increased amount of fighting. Meanwhile, even when they are doing things wrong, it seems everybody still wants to watch the Golden State Warriors closely to see if they will crumble from the inside, as they definitely will not crumble because of the competition in the West.
ESPN’s Stephen A Smith says the Los Angeles Lakers are the front-runners to sign Warriors superstar forward Kevin Durant in free agency next summer. The two-time finals MVP is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the season, once he declines his player option, as many expect him to do.
Well, I guess it’s a foregone conclusion that the Golden State Warriors will win the title. No sense in watching the NBA this year. As long as they get past LeBron and the Lakers they should demolish whoever comes from the East. Right?