The Cleveland Cavaliers who made a historic rundown from 3-1 to become the NBA Champions is one for the books. This year, they will try to defend and retain their titles against 29 other teams. Each team already made certain adjustments to dethrone the current champion.
Last season, Cleveland Cavaliers didn't start on a good note. There were a lot speculations surrounding them that affected most of their games. Distractions that led to criticism on the coaching staff and the four-time MVP, Lebron James.
This year, it will be totally different as the team is already locked in to defend their championship. The core players are still intact, J.R Smith just resigned for four more years, Kevin Love is still a Cavalier, and most of all, they are healthy.
But those are still not enough without the star power of LeBron James, and the high caliber player in Kyrie Irving. They are the most feared dynamic duo right now, no offense to splash brothers but you got totally outplayed in the finals.
If you are a Cavaliers fan, let me point out top five reasons why you are going to repeat and destroy your competition this year. Are you ready? Okay then, let's start.
1.LeBron James And Kyrie Irving Are Healthy
Those seven words alone scares a lot of NBA teams. The dynamic duo shared the spotlight last season. As a fan, my biggest fear was one of them might try to outshine the other but it never happened. They showed us that they are willing to do what it takes to reach their ultimate goal which is to be a champion. LeBron James led all statistical categories in the Finals, and Kyrie Irving just schooled the reigning regular season MVP, Steph Curry.
2. No More Coaching Drama
This is the biggest issue that they have last year. Tensions between LeBron and former coach Dave Blatt escalated to another level. It is visible as well that they don't seem to listen to each other. You can check their previous regular season games and you can tell that there is a problem. With Coach Lue already in, the seasoned veteran and a champion as a head coach is all set for a repeat.
3. Kevin Love Knows His Role
It is hard to be out of the spotlight considering that you are a multiple all star and a franchise player before. But Kevin Love embraced his role and eventually excelled from it. He was the talk of the town last season about getting traded but he blossomed on his new role. Kevin Love is still on the top 30 players right now and you can bank on it.
4. They Are Still The Beast In The East
Regardless of the off season changes last summer, Cleveland Cavaliers is still the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Sure there are major lineup change on it's rivals like Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks but still not enough to beat the king and his crew.
5. Supporting Cast Just Got Better
Okay, the Cleveland Cavaliers might have released the feisty Matthew Dellavedova and the bigman Timofey Mozgov but they've got something better in return. Cleveland just upgraded their supporting cast by adding sharpshooter Mike Miller, defensive specialist Chris Andersen and a promising rookie in Kay Felder.
The NBA season is almost here and just in case everything will pan out in Cleveland Cavaliers favor, we might be seeing back to back champions this year.