This goes well beyond deja vu. For the fourth time in four years the Golden State Warriors are meeting the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This is the first time in professional sports history that two teams have faced each other in a league championship so many consecutive times.
Whatever the outcome, history will be made. After two epic Game 7s over the Memorial Day weekend — during which LeBron James delivered 48 minutes of resilient brilliance in Boston and the Warriors rallied back from an 11-point halftime deficit against the Houston Rockets with some gorgeous shot-making and championship poise — these two teams meet again.
The Warriors enjoy home court advantage, have won two of the three previous championships, and are heavily favored to win this one. Still, because Golden State has on occasion gone off the rails during these playoffs, and because you can never count out LeBron James, you just never know.
Let’s hope there is yet another parade in our future! Go Warriors!