When you have a choice: make changes, not excuses
Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers came back last night to win the NBA Championship over Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
It was an improbable victory for so many reasons.
Golden State won the NBA Championship last year over the Cavaliers in just six games.
And Golden State was much more than the reigning champions. The Warriors had a near perfect regular season this year going 24-0 to start the season. This was the best start in NBA history. They also set another NBA record by clinching the most wins in the regular season by going 73 - 9.
In the best of 7 series for the NBA Championship, Golden State to a quick lead to win 3 of the first 4 games against Cleveland. Golden State took precision passing and shooting to another level this year and they looked unstoppable.
Most experts picked the Golden State Warriors to win it again this year.
With all odds against you, many people would have been satisfied with making the Finals.
Not Lebron James.
Just before game 7, Lebron told his teammates, “Listen, there is a game to be played, but there’s not many guys, there’s not many teams that get an opportunity to be in the N.B.A. Finals in a Game 7. There’s just not. Don’t take it for granted.”
After not playing up to his potential in the first two games, James went back to the drawing board. He adjusted his game to play to the team’s strengths and the rest is history.
So what was the difference?
Lebron and the Cavaliers wanted to win more than Golden State. He put everything he had into this series and it paid off in the end.
Lebron was the first player in history to lead both teams in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks in a Championship Series.
When everything is stacked against you, wanting it more than the other guy can make all the difference in the world.
This is not the most easy path to victory. And that makes it sweeter.
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