A large portion of hoop fans are getting exactly what they want, as the Golden State Warriors will tip off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a rematch of the NBA Finals, beginning Thursday night in Oakland.
The matchup is of course highlighted by back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
But don't try telling that to Steph. He's putting another NBA ring over being King, whether fans like it or not, and he made that more than clear Wednesday afternoon.
So, while fans may make this Finals series about Chef Curry vs. King James, Steph's only interested in adding more hardware. Gotta respect that, right?
If Steph is able to lead the Warriors to back-to-back championships, defeating LeBron for the second straight year, he'll probably be universally viewed as the greatest player, anyway. Ditto if LeBron's Cavs are able to defeat Curry's Warriors, ending Cleveland's 52-year drought of winning a major sports title.
Although neither is coming out and saying that they want to be viewed as the best, you already know they have that in their minds. As competitive as Steph and LeBron are, they each want it all — the title, Finals MVP and notoriety as the game's best player.
Which superstar will lead their squad to victory in this year's Finals and in how many games?
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