Steve Kerr not ready to return to coach Warriors in NBA Finals

An unprecedented third straight NBA Finals clash between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors may highlight the league's lack of parity but will be a ratings bonanza nonetheless, say sports industry analysts. "You've got to be able to sacrifice and dedicate and fight for one another throughout the course of a season, throughout battles".

There's also the irony that Brown, the first coach who took James to an NBA Finals in 2007 — Cleveland was swept by San Antonio — will now coach against him, likely in the same leading role he's had for Golden State since head coach Steve Kerr was forced to take a break because of continued problems with his surgically repaired back.

But the entire USA TODAY NBA team picked the Warriors to ultimately win, citing their rest, their motivation from last year's Finals collapse, and the not-so-small addition of Kevin Durant. The Warriors were the NBA's top shooting team from 3-point range at home (41 percent).

On the brink of becoming the first player since the early 1960s to play in seven straight Finals, James finds himself in a similar - and somewhat surprising - situation. Durant still has to earn his first ring, of course, but this is one incredibly talented group.

"But while we love great competition between great teams we don't want the rest of the season to be a foregone conclusion, particularly at the prices the National Basketball Association charges for tickets".

Already, the back-and-forth is underway.

This is what happens when two all-time assemblages of Hall of Fame talent happen to exist simultaneously, in separate conferences, dwarfing all others and inevitably marching towards each other into the NBA Finals again, it just so happens for an unprecedented third consecutive time this year.

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Wasps were then hit by the withdrawal of Hughes for a Head Injury Assesment and the Chiefs continued to pile on the pressure. But then Wasps collapsed a scrum and referee JP Doyle gave Steenson the easy task of sending his kick over.

Five years ago it was supposed to be the time the kids stepped up in Oklahoma City. "Two great teams, great players, and that's what it is". It spurred the most intense frenzy surrounding an National Basketball Association free agent decision since James announced in 2014 that he would return to the Cavaliers after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat.

"Like I'm the reason why (expletive) Orlando couldn't make the playoffs for five, six years in a row?"

It will be a return bout between Stephen Curry of Golden State and LeBron James of Cleveland. Prior to that veteran teams like the Spurs, Pistons and 2006 Miami Heat won titles. With James guiding them the Cavaliers navigated through the playoffs, and landed in the finals against Golden State.

And while he may have eliminated that possibility, one thing is certain: he's not at fault for the NBA's apparent parity issue.

May 26, 2015 - Eastern Conference Finals - The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Atlanta Hawks with a series win, 4-0.

The first game of the best-of-seven finals is slated for Thursday, June 1, United States of America time, which means Australian fans can catch it on Friday, June 2. I could make it through. It was then he announced he's taking a leave of absence to find a remedy for the migraines and nausea he's experiencing stemming from back surgery from nearly two years ago. Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals is scheduled for Sunday, June 4.

1956 - Bob Pettit with the St. Louis Hawks becomes the NBA's first MVP, but Philadelphia Warriors beat the Ft.

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