That NBA Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors continues to burn LeBron James, leaving him as hungry as ever and nearly seething for the new season to begin.
Having lost Kevin Love in the opening round of the playoffs due to a torn labrum and Kyrie Irving to a fractured kneecap in the first game of the Finals, King James still managed to push a shorthanded Cleveland Cavaliers to six games with the Warriors.
However, in the end, even James's Herculean effort — which had him averaging 35.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game — couldn't overcome a full-strength Warriors, who were crowned NBA champion.
That's precisely the reason that James can't wait to be reunited with a healthier Irving and Love to take care of some unfinished business, as he explained on his Instagram account Monday.
If getting to the Finals and pushing the Warriors to six games — without Irving and Love — was just a sample size of what the Cavs are capable of, then the 2015-16 season should deliver an NBA title to Cleveland, right?
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