Published: Mon, December 25, 2017
Sports | By Toni Houston

LeBron James: Family, not Finals losses, will stand test of time

LeBron James: Family, not Finals losses, will stand test of time

"So, I've only had probably four games at home, out of the 12, so, you know, being in the Staples Center has always been pretty good". But James acknowledged the excitement the matchup conjures up regardless.

"No", James said Sunday when asked if Game 3 - which the Warriors closed on an 11-0 run to erase a six-point Cavs lead with 3:09 remaining - still sticks with him. "No".

Even so, James admitted he's still excited about facing the Warriors again. There are talent and players that can be attractive, so I understand why they have chosen these teams, "said Vince Carter, a Sacramento veteran". "We have a budding dynasty, with Golden State, a team that tries to challenge it in its own conference or a couple of teams, San Antonio and Houston". "When you've got a great player like that, can't give him easy baskets like that to start the game". He'd have been the ideal player to get on Christmas but the league only played two or three games back then, and his Toronto Raptors were only shown once.

"It was fun to see us", recalled Carter.

Van Gundy expected the show to include the Milwaukee Bucks and his Greek star who seems to defy gravity, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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- A tantalizing twosome that could've been a Big Three. The Knicks took the 7-foot-3 forward with the No. 4 pick in 2015, immediately after Philadelphia passed for the since-traded Jahlil Okafor. Since then, Durant told GQ in November that he viewed that moment as James "passing the torch to me".

- Westbrook vs. Harden alone would have been a good gift, but it's even better after Chris Paul joined Harden in Houston, and Paul George and Carmelo Anthony surrounded Westbrook in Oklahoma City. The Wolves have their own youngsters in Towns and Andrew Wiggins, but it's the acquisition of Jimmy Butler that could finally end the postseason drought that dates to 2004. I don't want to say 'next.' How many seasons is it for KD?

Throughout his 15-year National Basketball Association career, LeBron James has been one of the constants for playing on Christmas Day. But as often happens at Christmas, the important thing is the stars and not the teams.

"No", said James, matter-of-fact-ly. "No".

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