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NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving Force Friendship for NBA Title; Dwyane Wade Proud of Ex-Teammate

( [email protected] ) May 18, 2016 01:23 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting through the NBA playoffs 2016 with incredible sweeps in the Eastern Conference. While the Golden State Warriors struggle to keep their crown from the Kevin Durant team, who shockingly eliminated the San Antonio Spurs of Kawhi Leonard, the LeBron James squad breezed through their wins over the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons. With the 115-84 victory the Kyrie Irving team snagged against the Toronto Raptors of Kyle Lowry, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers are the most promising contenders for the NBA Finals.
May 17, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Toronto Raptors forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the third quarter in game one of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. The Cavs won 115-84. Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are getting through the NBA playoffs 2016 with incredible sweeps in the Eastern Conference. While the Golden State Warriors struggle to keep their crown from the Kevin Durant team, who shockingly eliminated the San Antonio Spurs of Kawhi Leonard, the LeBron James squad breezed through their wins over the Atlanta Hawks and Detroit Pistons. With the 115-84 victory the Kyrie Irving team snagged against the Toronto Raptors of Kyle Lowry, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers are the most promising contenders for the NBA Finals.

One of the most noticeable change in the Cleveland Cavaliers roster is the absence of the usual disconnect among the key stars LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The three main men of the NBA team looked every bit of the "perfect team" in the recent playoffs games, with LeBron even comparing Irving to one of his closest friends - Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat.

"I mean, they're both special in their own right," shared James of Wade and Irving. He added, "Obviously Wade is a little older and has experienced a little bit more but as far as the fourth quarter, they both thrive on that in their life. They love the pressure situation and are not afraid to take the shot or if they miss a shot they're not afraid to take the blame either. So I've been fortunate to play with two great guys."

This comment is a far cry from the usual rants of LeBron James regarding his teammates. In earlier Gospel Herald reports, it was even noted that the Cleveland Cavaliers star hinted at leaving the Iman Shumpert squad in an effort to win a championship. According to LeBron, the "dream team" would comprise Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Wade of the Miami Heat.

Right now, the said team was never mentioned again. While LeBron James earlier expressed his desire to play against the Miami Heat, specifically Wade and Chris Bosh, in the NBA playoffs 2016 finals of the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers remained a strongly bonded team throughout the games. Unfortunately for Wade and LeBron, the dream of facing off was shut down by the efforts of the DeMar DeRozan squad.

"I tried to get us there," shared Wade of his efforts to bring down the Toronto Raptors. He added, "I did what I could. I don't know how much I would've had left when we got there. But it would've been awesome."

Wade further stated, "With what we had, we fought tooth and nails. We exhausted all of our possibilities. We did everything we possibly could to try to get there. Hopefully, moving forward, this organization is not snake-bitten like we've been the last two years, losing key players."

At this point, a number of sports analysts believe that the Eastern Conference is a sure win for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have yet to figure out how to best use Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green to beat Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.


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