The self-proclaimed King of Akron believes his team has what it takes to win a championship. Biased much? But LeBron James, actually, might be onto something.
The Cavaliers haven’t lost a postseason game yet and are likely to sweep the Atlanta Hawks. In fact, they’ve yet to lose a playoff game when all three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are healthy. On top of that, Cleveland is heavily favored to win the East whether it faces Toronto or Miami in the Conference Finals. It’s not even far fetched that the James and company could sweep that series; not with both teams struggling and the Heat playing without Chris Bosh.
Most fans and analysts predicted the Cavaliers would make it back the Finals even before the season tipped off. We already knew this was a great team. But when LeBron told Cleveland.com on Saturday he believes they are “destined for greatness,” he means they could win it all.
It’s not just about the Big Three anymore for the wine and gold. J.R Smith and Channing Frye are also playing brilliantly so far against the Hawks, and the Cavaliers continued their playoff-long onslaught from beyond the arc by draining a record 25 three-pointers in Game 2.
It’s undeniable that the Cavaliers have found their stride at the right time. The only question is, have they truly been tested?
Detroit, Atlanta, Miami and Toronto are just not on the same level as San Antonio, Golden State and Oklahoma City. Even a healthy Clippers team or Portland would be a challenge for any team in the East except Cleveland.
The Cavs certainly have the confidence to win it all, but so do other top-tier contenders. Golden State is playing great without Steph Curry and San Antonio is also coming off a record-breaking season.
There are a handful of teams this season, basically, who believe they are “destined” to win it all. We will have to wait and see if the Cavaliers winning streak continues come June.