LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers failed to beat the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals after Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love went down with injuries. That forced LeBron to carry the team even more than before and try to give some trouble to the Warriors.
In the end, they couldn’t do much and Golden State won the series in five games. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and the X-Factor, Andre Iguodala, beat the Cavaliers and took the first of three titles in five years to the Warriors.
James was a machine during that series and the comparison between him and the rest of his teammates was brutal, showing the weight he had to carry to try to compete against the eventual champions.
Bron scored 215 throughout the whole series while the rest of the Cavs scored 228 points. That’s how big his job was during that series but James couldn’t get the job done. To be fair, it was incredibly hard to get something out of the series with that Cavaliers team.
To give you an idea how much weight LeBron was carrying🤯 pic.twitter.com/bzwnjcFMWb
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) November 27, 2020
However, James would get revenge the next season, beating the Warriors in seven games in one of the most memorable NBA Finals in history. LeBron already showed what he was capable of doing in 2015 and he confirmed that in 2016.