LeBron James not faulting Golden State Warriors for building super team

LeBron James hailed the Golden State Warriors' unrivalled "firepower" after his Cleveland Cavaliers side fell to a 118-113 loss in game three of the NBA Finals.

In truth, the only thing that is going to keep the Warriors from celebrating their second championship in two years, their first on Cleveland's floor, is the Warriors themselves. Barring something drastic, they will likely continue to be the favorite for many years to come.

Seven Finals and three championships later, James is facing the same fate.

"Kevin Durant is a once in a lifetime player", Thomas said, "I don't think our league has ever seen a player like a Kevin Durant who is so unique".

"I think it's part of my calling to just go against teams in the midst of a dynasty", he said. The title may have allowed the team to unseat the 95-96 as the greatest team ever.

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) reaches out to teammate LeBron James (23), who lay on the court after contact with the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. No team has blown a 3-0 lead in the National Basketball Association.

"So we made enough plays tonight to still win the ball game, but they made a couple more".

Durant is averaging 34 points, 10 rebounds and 6.0 assists in the Finals, joining Michael Jordan and Shaquille O'Neal as the only players with at least 25 points in their first eight Finals games. But in the end you just want to win. The other stuff doesn't really matter.

"You got to play A-plus-plus".

From clutch heroics to poise under pressure, the Golden State Warriors used lessons learned in last year's heartbreaker NBA Finals loss to Cleveland to take care of business this time.

The NBA era of the "super team" traces back to the summer of 2010, when James bolted Cleveland to join Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami.

The Warriors trailed by six with three minutes left before Durant brought them back, scoring 14 in the fourth.

Steph Curry sealed the game with two more freebies. The former MVP has taken over every game of the series so far, and put the Warriors in a very comfortable position with an nearly insurmountable 3-0 series lead.

Cavs fans couldn't have asked for more than they got from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on Wednesday night. "That's exactly what happened throughout the season". "We want to finish it here and forget this game quickly and lock in and get ready for a battle on Friday".

"I didn't envision anything but just being around good people and getting better every single day". An 11-0 run by Golden State ultimately sealed the Cavalier's fate.

Warriors forward Draymond Green was suspended for game five and Golden State lost at home, then on the road, then in an all-or-nothing game seven previous year. After the game, Draymond Green played the role of Captain Obvious, saying James was obviously exhausted.

"I knew it was going to be one of the toughest challenges I've had because of the firepower they have, because of the mindset that they were going to have", he said.

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