LeBron James is one of the biggest names in basketball history. The overall number one pick from the 2003 NBA Draft has lived up to the hype and must be regarded as one of the best players of all-time.
He has won the NBA Championship twice – both with the Miami Heat – and has been named the Most Valuable Player on four separate occasions. Ultimately, he’s a dominant force in the sport but his second tenure in Cleveland may be coming to an end. At least, it is if you believe the latest reports that suggest James could be on his way out of the Quicken Loans Arena at the end of the campaign.
The Cleveland legend left the franchise for bigger and better things back in 2010 but James returned to help the rising Cavaliers in their bid to win a first NBA title. However, things haven’t exactly gone to plan in recent years and Cleveland’s issues remain clear for all to see. This season, they are showing plenty of quality and it would be the perfect way for James to bow out if he could help the Cavs to finally achieve their ultimate goal of playoff success.
At the time of writing, Cleveland are in inspired form and look likely to finish as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. After their impressive campaign so far, most bookmakers have cut their odds for the NBA Championship – especially as Golden State Warriors continue to show signs of crumbling under the pressure of emulating the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. For those who are looking for more money to play with, Bonus.ca have a number of offers and promotions available at their website. This should enable you to get the best odds possible on the Cavaliers and potentially make more profit in the process.
And although the Warriors remain the team to beat, Cleveland will fancy their chances against the defending champions. Golden State are NOT invincible, as shown in their recent defeat to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In fact, the Warriors are very much reliant on the form of regular season MVP Stephen Curry and if Cleveland can keep him quiet, they will stand a great chance of claiming victory. The Cavaliers cannot face either San Antonio Spurs or the Golden State Warriors until the NBA Finals and Tyronn Lue’s men will be hoping that both sides tire each other out before the showpiece series at the end of the postseason.
Of course, the Cavaliers need to negotiate their way past the likes of Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics to ensure they reach the NBA Finals. In previous years, Cleveland have had a tendency to slip up when the pressure is on but LeBron James and co will be completely focused on lifting the NBA Championship.
The people of Cleveland are desperate for a major success and who knows, 2016 could finally be the year for the Cavaliers to get their hands on the title. And with James potentially on his way out of the franchise, what better way to sign off than by bringing a maiden NBA title to Cleveland?