Game Five was the most anticipated in the NBA Finals, well since Game Four.
The Warriors' statement comes less than 24 hours after Clemson visited the White House to honor a national championship win against Alabama in January, in which President Trump said the Tigers "won a championship game for the ages". "I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said. The all-familiar sinking feeling the Warriors experienced last season after letting the Cavs eviscerate their 3-1 lead, came back in full force.
The Cavaliers shot 53.4 percent from the field and 45.8 percent on 3-pointers, but were outrebounded 42-40 and outscored 23-15 at the free-throw line.
In January, David West, an National Basketball Association veteran and well-respected player around the league - who signed with the team last summer - commented on the election tactics of Team Trump: "All the tactics he used to get elected are the very things that someone like me, who works with youth on a consistent basis, are the things we try to talk our young folks out of being", he said. "I remember plenty of times throughout my career I continued to just look in the past, and look ahead, and not stay in the moment".
"I just wanted to lay it all out there. And we did it together".
Correction: This piece originally stated James achieved a triple-double in Game Five.
But in the end, the 32-year old couldn't corral back-to-back championships.
On why he doesn't believe in the concept of "superteams": "I don't believe I've played for a superteam". "And I was like, OK, we left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough". Malone averaged 24.5 points and a league-leading 15.3 rebounds while winning his second straight MVP award and made his boast that the 76ers would sweep every series in four games.
Their approach was methodical as they outscored Cleveland 38-23 in the second quarter with Durant and Curry doing their best MJ and Pippen imitation.
"Maybe [Mr Trump] doesn't [ask us] and we don't go, or we don't say anything and make a big deal of it, and he doesn't make a big deal of it and we go our separate ways", he said. "I think our guys just did a good job of hanging in there".
"We're going to do what our leader [Curry] does", Iguodala said earlier in the week. And understanding how things work, not only just in the game, but off the court, things that matter, just taking care of your body, understanding the magnitude of what the goal is at hand and what steps it takes in order to achieve that goal.