After Friday's game, he disclosed that he had seriously injured his right hand in a fit of frustration after the Cavaliers lost Game 1.
The similarities saw the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Larry O'Brien trophy, just like the 2015 champs did past year over the 2016 winners. He paused only to embrace his children on his way to the locker room.
At 33, James might have played his final game for the Cavaliers.
"To win in a sweep feels pretty good", said Durant, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals for the second straight year. He never missed a game this season.
Cavaliers star LeBron James revealed after the game he had been playing with a broken right hand for the past three games.
It must have been frustrating.
Not wanting to give the Cavs or their fans any hope despite no team every having overcome a 3-0 deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs, the Warriors built a nine-point halftime lead when Curry ignored a closeout by James and dropped a 3-pointer. It wasn't enough. He scored 29 points in Game 2 and recorded a triple-double in Game 3. "Unbelievable feeling to come in here on a mission and get the job done".More news: Trump suggests Mueller is behind Russia probe leaks
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"To be the best player in the world and to give everything you've got in your 15th season, play all 82 games, (it's) probably one of the greatest playoff runs that we'll ever see from an individual", Lue said after Game 4.
"The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing", Durant said. James did not make a field goal.
James can opt out of his contract after this season and there's an increasing belief that he will choose to leave the Cavaliers in search of a better supporting cast - which he could potentially find with the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets or Boston Celtics.
The fourth consecutive NBA Finals match-up between the two rivals proved to be the most lopsided as the Warriors clinched the best-of-seven series in the minimum number of games with a 108-85 victory in Cleveland to repeat as champions.
That brings James to a crossroads. "It seemed like every time we needed a bucket he got it for us". So sitting down and considering everything - my family is a huge part of whatever I've made a decision to do in my career, and they'll continue to be that.
"I hope he stays".