The Golden State Warriors win their first NBA championship since 1975 with a victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Golden State beat the Cavaliers 105-97 to take the NBA Finals four games to two.
The Warriors came to Cleveland fought hard and walked out with the championship. It was not a blowout win in Cleveland but they got it done. The depth of the Warriors and the clutch shooting of Stephen Curry, the MVP, was too much for the Cavs to overcome. Steve Kerr who played with Jordan, is the 1st rookie head coach to win an NBA title since Pat Riley did it back in the 1981-82 season with the Lakers
Even Though LeBron James had a losing effort there was talk of handing him the Finals MVP. That would have been the first time that happened since Jerry West. The data supports him having it. LeBron scored 215 of the Cavs’ 561 points in the finals. It was not meant to be for James or Curry. Instead the MVP went to Andre Iguodala. Andre Iguodala is the only player in to start zero games in the regular season and go on to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP award.
Your winner and still undefeated champion of the world! Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The Money Team will be celebrating tonight. There was no knockout or TKO. Mayweather won by unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather-Pacquiao was exciting but one can not help to wonder how the fight would have been if it had taken place 5 years ago when Pacquiao was at his prime. Mayweather danced around the ring and at times was pressed against the ropes. The fighters were very aggressive. Correction, Pac was very intense. Floyd ran around the ring and played the best defence that most people have ever seen.
Pacquiao won very few rounds. The rounds that he did win were with body and headshots. Mayweather seemed to not be concerned with the middle rounds. Pacquiao was hit with many counter right hands as he came into Mayweather’s range. The unanimous decision was a foregone conclusion after Mayweather went up by a whole lot in the scorecard. Mayweather won tonight but there is no way that he is the best fighter of this generation. The have such a title you actually have to fight. So to sum it up. Mayweather stays undefeated but still not best fighter.
Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao by Unanimous Decision (116-112 x 2, 118-110)