Kevin Love shares story how LeBron James inspired Cavs’ historic 3-1 comeback
Kevin Love revealed that LeBron James played a huge role in making the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers team believe that they are capable of staging a historic comeback three years ago. Love shared how James inspired the Cavs to erase the 3-1 lead of the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Finals. The All-Star power forward said that they were traveling in San Francisco before Game 5, and LeBron heard Klay Thompson saying that they were better than the Showtime Lakers.
James then confidently said that they will win Game 5 on the road at the Oracle Arena, then they will not lose at home at the Quicken Loans Arena in Game 6. The four-time Most Valuable Player turned out to be correct, as the Cavs scored a 112-97 in Game 5, which was followed by a 115-101 victory in Game 6.
Love also added that James said that in Game 7, anything can happen even if they will be playing in front of a partisan crowd in Oakland. James and the Cavs were considered underdogs throughout the series, but they successfully proved their doubters wrong, as they escaped with a thrilling 93-89 win in Game 7.
The win made the Cavs the first team to come back from a 1-3 deficit in an NBA Finals series. The historic comeback was a special one for Cleveland, as it was their first championship in franchise history. It also ended the 52-year major sports title drought.