"I hope everybody says we have no chance".

"I have no discussion - Golden State, they've been the best team in our league for the last three years, and then they added an MVP".

Here's hoping this NBA Finals is awesome. Jordan won six championships in six NBA Finals appearances, while James is going for his fourth. The Warriors and Cavs are 1-1 wins apiece entering the trilogy of National Basketball Association championship rounds.

Thomas had his front tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington, but it was a lingering hip injury he aggravated later in the series against the Wizards that would end his season prematurely. "They've been right at the top, best team in the league for three years straight now".

Though Thomas is eligible for an extension this offseason, which could come with a pay raise for next year, the Celtics can only offer one if they stay under the salary cap.

In the 2016 NBA Finals, the NBA regular season record smashing Warriors took on a healthy Cavaliers team who looked like true underdogs in the series. It really comes down to Kevin Durant. Golden State forward Draymond Green put it in much stronger words when he told NBA.com's David Aldridge in October that he wanted to "destroy" and "annihilate" the Cavs should they meet with a championship on the line again.

In addition to leading all scorers he had eight assists and eight rebounds.

He has scored 955 of those points against Boston, the most for any player against any team.

May 26, 2015 - Eastern Conference Finals - The Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Atlanta Hawks with a series win, 4-0. Yes, James had scored 25 points-adding 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals-in his National Basketball Association debut versus the Kings.

And there will be reminders of the Halloween party that James threw for the Cavaliers last fall, with "3-1 Lead" - a nod to what the Warriors lost in last year's Finals - prominently displayed on the drum set.

After completing his mission of winning a championship for the Cavaliers, there was only one thing left for James to do, win them a second one. He'll get at least four more playoff games this year, and at age 32 and showing few signs of slowing down, James figures to play in many more postseason contests before he retires.

Golden State already is the first team to begin a postseason 12-0, and the Warriors would love to go unbeaten the entire way - as daunting of a challenge as it would be to do so against King James and Co. I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State. In 2014, his Miami Heat team went up against a San Antonio Spurs squad featuring Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. If the Cavs pulled off a sweep, they would finish the 2017 NBA Playoffs with a 16-1 record, which could also arguably be the best of all time.

On the next trip down the floor, Irving pulled up for and buried his second triple of the quarter, and that gave the Cavaliers an 83-63 lead over the Celtics with 10:15 to play in the period. Golden State Warriors schedule is 6 p.m. PT on June 1.