Previewing the NBA Finals with BangTheBook Radio

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Juin 1, 2017

The decider previous year was the most watched National Basketball Association game since icon Michael Jordan won his sixth and final crown in 1998.

Remember when rest was all the rage? Cleveland's superstar, LeBron James, can rise to even bigger heights with his fourth title.

Klang says tickets for the NBA Finals games are about 20% higher than 2016.

- The Warriors reached the NBA Finals by becoming the first team to ever go 12-0 through the first three rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to Boston's heart, Cleveland was taken to a fifth game in the Eastern Conference finals on May 25.

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National Football League players would kill for that much time off. Baseball and hockey just laugh at it. Or you could take into account the incredible stat Reddit user PZinger6 shared with the world on Monday. "It's like, we're in the NBA Finals". Game 1 is on June 1.

James passed Jordan as the top playoff scorer in National Basketball Association history last week.

However, no two franchises have met in three consecutive Finals until now.

For their part, the Cavs have also made an impressive run to the Finals with their only playoff blemish a Game Three loss to Boston in the East final. His aggressive approach to the game, assertiveness on the floor, and killer instinct has ascended him as a player. Some people are doing full breakdowns of the Cavaliers/Warriors matchup and pointing out why one team will be superior over the other, while others are making their predictions based on what their hearts are telling them as opposed to their heads. Imagine Kevin Durant as a skinny, timid teen being told to shoot by his middle school point guard who saw so much potential all those years ago. And except for Utah, the Bulls lacked a rival.The healthy respect and contempt teams develop for a finals' opponent they regularly see was missing.

Like LeBron James, Draymond has the power to alter a series. But barring his way is a Golden State squad out to prove they are the super team dynasty of the era, not the Cavaliers. However, this year's prices show fans are "clearly excited" by the prospect of either of the Cavaliers or the Warriors securing a second championship against their archrival, SeatGeek analyst Natt Rattner told FOX Business.

James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open play in the NBA Finals with Game 1 on the road against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

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