The Golden State Warriors had everything in place for them to win the NBA Finals. They had the all-time record. They had the unanimous MVP. They survived the Thunder. Everything pointed out to them winning the championship again.
But they didn’t.
This is what makes sports so interesting. The Cleveland Cavaliers were poised to write their own history and against all odds, won the final three games to take that title. The city of Cleveland, a city I have visited and enjoyed, deserve a champion and I am glad that they get to celebrate. It sucks that they did it on behalf of my team, but the Warriors had their chance and lost.
It can be said that the league was under some conspiracy to suspend Draymond Green for Game 5 and have some sketchy officiating for Game 6. Regardless, the Warriors are better than that. They played well enough to win Game 7 but the Cavaliers matched them.
You can’t predict the outcome of sports even when it seemed to be destined. After four games, the Warriors seemed to be destined to win it all again. But that’s not what happened. You couldn’t fully guarantee that. That’s why I enjoy sports. It’s the unpredictability that makes it so unique.
And in the end, we’re watching a game not of robots and machines and precision. It’s a game of the uncertainty. The game of the human element. The game of competition.
After all this, you can pinpoint all the different things that could have happened for the Warriors to win and there were moments and momentum shifts that could have changed everything. And for a while the team and fans will wonder what if.
But what we do know is that the Cavaliers won. They deserve it. The city deserves it.
The Warriors had a great season and the ending wasn’t what we all expected. They’ll move on and try again. That’s why we watch the games. The future is uncertain.
And we’ll tune in again because you can’t predict what will happen next.