And now a few brief thoughts on Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which is not exactly what we all hoped Game 1 of this particular NBA Finals would look like:
1. It's Game 1.
2. With all the talk about how motivated LeBron James is to secure his legacy for good and all, we kinda all forgot about how motivated Kevin Durant is.
3. It's Game 1.
4. Kevin Durant is a lot better than Harrison Barnes was last year for the Warriors. This does not bode well for the Cavaliers, who had to come from 3-1 back last year to beat, among others, Harrison Barnes. But not Kevin Durant.
5. It's Game 1.
6. LeBron James (28 points) showed up. Kyrie Irving (24) showed up. Kevin Love (15 points, 21 rebounds) showed up. And still the Cavs lost by 22, because, you know, Kevin Durant.
7. It's Game 1.
8. Kevin Durant.
9. It's Game 1.
10. Kevin. Durant.