Having Latin America's two largest sports portfolios, ESPN and DirecTV will share the live coverage of the series, as they have been doing for the whole National Basketball Association regular season and the play-offs.
Kerr had said on Monday his status remained "up in the air" but that he expected a final decision to be made shortly after Game 1, if not before.
No one could imagine back in July 2014 when LeBron announced his return back to Cleveland, that he would be guiding this team to their 3rd straight finals appearance (his seventh straight). Aside from Game 1 against the Spurs, the Warriors began the fourth quarter of their first playoff game this season tied with the Portland Trail Blazers. The Warriors have won all but two of their games by double digits. The 2016/17 season has been one of milestones and disappointments, all in nearly equal measure. Since he's been gone the Warriors have faced few challenges, and are heading into the Finals undefeated.
WHAT HOME-COURT ADVANTAGE? The Cavaliers' nine-game postseason road winning streak, three shy of the 2001-02 Lakers' league record, started with victories past year in Games 5 and 7 in Oakland.
"At the end of the day, I want to be able to, once I hang it up and not play this game anymore, that people can look back at what I was able to accomplish - win, lose or draw - and say that he made a difference". That's partly based on a 73-win Dubs team adding a former league MVP in Kevin Durant. Green was also suspended by the league from game six.
But on Wednesday, Green said he doesn't plan to dial things back this time around just because he was disciplined a year ago. "Defensively, it's tough to match what he does", he added.
James and Irving smelled blood as the Warriors instantly became vulnerable, both going off for 40 points in game five and six in Green's absence.
Because we're going to do the same stuff. And we have a great draft class coming up next year. Honestly I don't think it'll matter too much to the team. "It has, just not as frequently as I want". He won a title in 2015 with the Warriors but didn't win the MVP.
The Warriors have the best start in National Basketball Association playoff history at 12-0. Last season, James lit it up for 49.4 percent to wrestle away the hardware and the championship. Irving and Love were both in the lineup and both teams were ready to go. The Warriors come in averaging in 118 points per game, while the Cavs have averaged 115 points per game through the playoffs.
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Luckily for the Cavs, their stars seem to be playing their best at just the right time. "We don't know yet", said James.
The other key natural progression has been Durant's chemistry this season with fellow star Stephen Curry.
So, as many may know the Warriors destroyed most of the National Basketball Association, some to the point where their star players such as Curry, Thompson, Green and Durant didn't have to play the full game.
We can not forget the match-up of the series LeBron vs. KD.
This year's finals matchup also marks the third consecutive year that tickets at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena are significantly cheaper than tickets at Golden State's Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Warriors kind of remind us of the old Lakers with the gold uniforms and spectacular, explosive scoring.