Basketball fans around the world aren’t very thrilled about the Warrior’s “super” team but the ratings haven’t showed that as of yet. People have been watching the Finals in drones but to keep the good times rolling the Cavaliers have to actually win a game in the series. The Warriors totally dominating the defending champs would not be a good look for the league and aid in the disgust many have for super teams. To ease the voice of the critics the series needs to go at least six games.
2) Warriors Adversary:
The mark of a good and memorable team is when they are required to rise to the occasion and overcome adversity. This is something the Warriors haven’t had much of, boasting a 14-0 record. It would be interesting to see them have to respond to a loss or two and this is relevant for them even if they eventually raise the trophy. If you can think of anything major you have accomplished in your life, the obstacles and challenges you faced made the journey overall so much more relevant and sweeter. The Warriors definitely aren’t thinking that way now, they want to sweep the Cavs but its something interesting to think about.
1) LeBron James:
The face of the NBA and arguably the best player in the world, LeBron James doesn’t have to win every Final series but it is important for him to put up a fight. It is better for his legacy and the league moving forward if there is some resistance from the 4-time MVP and the Cavs. Close games and close series make for the best television despite who the audience is rooting for to win. James is the underdog in this series despite being a defending champion and America for the most part roots for the underdog. So the Cavs making even a brief comeback in the series would be interesting.