LeBron undaunted by challenge of facing Warriors in Finals

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"We understand it's going to be two titans meeting". After the Warriors signed Durant on July 7, upstaging the Cavs' championship, James told Sports Illustrated he set his alarm for 5 a.m. and started working out at a West Hollywood, Calif., gym at 6.

"He's one of the most unsafe guys we have in the world already", James said of Durant Sunday after practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

"It's just his level of calmness no matter what's going on", LeBron James said following practice.

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The back-to-back MVP was considered by many the best basketball player alive a year ago. "I saw the quote from Kevin Love".

There's also the additions of Kyle Korver and Deron Williams, two players who have strengthened a second unit, providing more experience and outside shooting.

So, what's going on with Thompson, already one of the greatest marksmen in basketball history? "It's going to be a good challenge".

Few outside their locker room do. Both teams were evenly matched in last year's Finals, with three All-Star calibre players on each team.

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As The Inquisitr noted, Cleveland dealing Love for Anthony could be their response to the Warriors adding Durant the previous summer, though things are not that simple, of course. It helps in the preparation.

"We're a confident group, anyway", Lue said.

LeBron James' three-pointer in the last minute of the third quarter not only added up to their lead but also broke an all-time scoring record in the playoffs by none other than the legendary Michael Jordan. We're confident in what we can do.

The Warriors have made it no secret that they wanted to face the Cavs again and believe the better team lost in last year's Finals. But while Kerr's familiar light, witty banter with reporters - mixing insightful comments with the occasional joke - sounded like himself Monday afternoon, he reiterated the message that the team has put forth for weeks now: He isn't ready to return to the sidelines and resume his full-time role coaching the team.

After the Cavs captured the Eastern Conference title Thursday in Boston, forward Richard Jefferson said "barring injury or something cataclysmic", the Cavs expected to meet the Warriors in the Finals. His players credit Lue's soothing, steady influence - on and off the floor - as almost as vital to their success as a clutch Kyrie Irving 3-pointer. "Talent will only get you so far". We felt if we played great basketball through this time, which we knew we were capable of, that was very probable and highly likely.

"This is what everyone wants to see and this what we all want to be a part of", Irving said. So, I've been waiting. At least, this way, we would have some parity in what has otherwise been a predictable season. Taking into account James's career average of close to seven assists, he could top this list after six seasons when he's content giving up the rock to Kyrie Irving and more shooters. "So we just leave it all out there on the floor". Many considered his absence the turning point as the Warriors squandered a 3-1 series lead. It's time to write the next chapter of this storybook.

"I don't have to score the ball to make an impact on the game and that was my mindset". The Heat won with a dramatic flair in overtime in Game 4 and then finished off the Celtics in Game 5 with a come-from-behind effort for the ages, with James providing a signature performance that resonated around the league.



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