An unprecedented third straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers was hyped as the ultimate championship rubber match and expected to be the antidote for a postseason that had little in the way of drama.
Outside of Kevin Durant, the strength of the Golden State Warriors has been built through the NBA Draft.
How many teams that play in the NBA Finals have the trust in a rookie second-round pick to step up and make contributions? He's the first player ever to achieve that.
Before you knock LeBron for his 3-5 NBA Finals record, take a closer look at the teams he took there. Is Durant now the game's best player?
Wanda went back to those comments, though, and pointed out how when LeBron James went to Miami, it had the same effect on the league.
Meanwhile on Twitter, James, Durant and Curry were among the top names mentioned on the social network.
Kerr, 51, missed Game 1 of the Finals and 11 total playoff games this year as he dealt with health issues stemming from multiple back surgeries. The victory was especially sweet for Brown, considering the Cavs fired him twice from two separate head coaching jobs in 2010 and 2014.
Dustin Johnson misses cut at US Open — Major Surprise
On No. 7 he sank a 15-footer. "But more important than that was just to get myself in contention to win the tournament". He said that his 16 years of experience is what allowed him to keep the wheels from falling off on the par-5 14th hole.
Theresa May pledges £5M for Grenfell Tower victims
May on Friday announced a 5 million pound ($6.4 million) fund following meeting with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The Prime Minister also said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.
Ronaldo thinking only of Confederations Cup, says Silva
And Ferdinand, also a United fan at heart, has likewise fanned the flames surrounding a potential move back to Old Trafford. Real Madrid hitman Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants out of the Spanish capital after being accused of tax evasion.
Fleetwood pictures changed life with Open win
Provided the rain stays away, Brandt Snedeker believes the course will get dry and fast enough to create a little more separation. The USGA has a history of pushing the envelope when setting up courses for the USA championship. "So, I am a pretty happy man".
May admits London fire response 'not good enough'
Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters in a desperate search for information. Residents' voices must be heard in the public inquiry and funds will be made available for their legal representation.
USOpen: Four-way tie at Erin Hills
That's two Brits and two Americans, and no one you'd recognize if you saw them in the Tally Ho Pub & Grill a mile from Erin Hills. Meanwhile, Leishman had raced up the leaderboard through his opening 10 holes before a double bogey at the par-4 12th.
Gillespie wins Virginia Republican nomination
In November, he will face one of three Republican members of the General Assembly who are vying for their party's nomination. The other state choosing a new chief executive is New Jersey, more often than not a solidly Democratic state.
Fowler eager to get job done at US Open
And Scotland's Martin Laird is putting together a solid tournament with nine birdies and nine bogeys in his opening three rounds. That was the kind of day it was and the kind of Open it is, as scores are unprecedentedly low and everyone seems fearless.