NBA Finals: 5 reasons why Cavaliers-Warriors was best of all-time

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3. History vs History

The history that both of these teams were chasing was both spectacular and rare. The Warriors were chasing the title of being the best team ever. Doing the near impossible task of winning back-to-back titles all while changing how the game of basketball is played.

The Cavaliers were trying to end 52 years of Cleveland sports heartbreak. They were trying to make fans forget about Michael Jordan hitting that jumper over Craig Ehlo, Browns quarterback futility and Indians playoff disappointment.

LeBron James and his Cavs teammates made history in this series while finally ending this city’s sports curse. They became the first team in NBA Finals history to come back from a 3-1 deficit. Kyrie and LeBron became the first teammates to score more than 40 points in a Finals Game. This team will remembered for doing something remarkable and bringing a championship to a city that needed it so badly.

For the Warriors, it’s a big tease and a goal they just fell short of. 73 wins do not mean a thing without a ring, and their shortcomings represent one of the biggest asterisks on such a phenomenal season.

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