Michael Jordan lead in all-time playoffs points with 5,987, and now LeBron holds the record with 5,989 points.
"It's carried me to this point now and it's going to carry me for the rest of my career because scoring is not number one on my agenda". These two teams did not make the National Basketball Association boring, in fact, they enhanced the National Basketball Association.
But he favored Oden, a 7-footer who in his lone season at Ohio State was drawing comparisons to Hall of Famer Bill Russell, Nelson's teammate in Boston.
"I know I said a few things in the media about the situation he was going through, but I was happy to see him, give him a big hug from myself and my family". "I can't lie", Durant said, when comparing the 2012 Finals trip to this one. But with the Warriors already having Baron Davis, Monta Ellis and Stephen Jackson, Nelson saw other needs. "For a team like this, with this many veterans, it sets up flawless for how we're built". Green hit LeBron in the groin, was suspended for Game 5 and Klay Thompson said postgame that, "I guess [LeBron's] feelings got hurt". "Our backcourt's pretty solid".
This season, the NBA Playoffs have consisted of 74 games. Boston, San Antonio and New Orleans also would be penalized that spring when normally button-lipped coaches couldn't help themselves when thinking about the promise of the two freshmen.
"He's moving around a lot more", he said.
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James referred to the Warriors as only "that juggernaut" and "a beast" following Thursday's Game 5 in at Boston, a night in which he passed Michael Jordan as the career postseason scoring leader.
Later that postseason, the Portland Trail Blazers won the draft lottery and the Seattle SuperSonics were second. Celtics G Avery Bradley on the team's first home game since the Game 2 Cleveland blowout, said, "We owe our fans a better performance.".
The best player or the best team? He said he considered Durant that player.
Given the Celtics' ownership of the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and their ample cap space, Thomas' hope of Boston taking a major step could become a reality. First and foremost, Jordan was a pure scorer while James is part elite scoring machine and part distributor (think: Jordan and Magic Johnson combined). "I couldn't have made everybody (else) in the West better".
The Warriors have home-court advantage, and they were almost unbeatable at Oracle Arena in the regular season. And so, I think maybe there's just a lack of appreciation for greatness. But I would love to be here.
Instead, Oden himself acknowledged he goes down as a bust, which nobody could have predicted when coaches were tantalized by him.
"When you're growing up and you're seeing Michael Jordan, it's nearly like a god. That's why people watch", he said.
Cleveland will now face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. With the right outcomes, I believe there's much more chance to profit there, as Vegas will likely more aggressively shut the over money flow if the teams open up the series scorching hot. Yet, I can't shed the thought that much of the success with the over came from their indifference toward playing much defense as they knew they are dominant force in the East. Who are the most likely "X" factors?