Fans wonder whether LeBron's injured hand cost the Cavs a championship

Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors receives the MVP trophy from Bill Russell at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Friday. — EPA

His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next. One of them was James, who sat slumped in his corner locker, bags of ice on his knees and a towel over his face.

For the Cavs, it could mean that they could get something for their best asset even if he decides to leave. And now that the series is over, the OH native may have played his last game in Cleveland.

The Warriors 108-85 domination of the Cleveland Cavaliers fashioned out via sweep of the best-of-seven championship series, the first since 2007 when the San Antonio Spurs last did the trick.

The race came down to two of the greatest scorers to ever grace the hardwood: Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Expect the Cavs to explore what they might get for a package of Love and the No. 8 pick around the draft in a last-ditch attempt to convince LeBron to stay.

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Thompson had all 10 of his points in the third period, during which Golden State outscored the Cavaliers 25-13.

The Warriors could very well have been celebrating their fourth consecutive title had they not done the unthinkable in 2016 when, after a record-setting 73-win regular season, they became the first team to squander a 3-1 lead in the Finals. Durant played 312 possessions, over the course of which he held his matchups to a combined 33-of-65 (50.7 percent). "I'm hard on myself a lot of times, but I've got to realize I've only been coaching for 2½ years".

As many expected, the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are leading the race for James' services, with the Philadelphia 76ers having the same odds as the Cavs of nabbing LeBron.

New information has emerged regarding the enigmatic hand injury sustained by LeBron James in the aftermath of their Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. It would make sense if this summer ends up being different, though, because if Cleveland loses LeBron James, there's not much of a point in a rebuilding squad keeping Love around.

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"The one thing that I've always done is considered, obviously, my family", James told reporters, as transcribed by ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Durant supplemented Curry's big scoring night with the first Finals triple-double of his career with 20 points, 12 rebounds and a postseason-career-high 10 assists.

No player in the league understands the current climate better than James, who formed a super-team in Miami with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and won two National Basketball Association titles before returning to Cleveland and joining forces with All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Durant staying sets up another off-season of "superteam" building by rivals when dealmaking begins in July, as Houston and Boston assembled top talent past year and each was one win from the finals. "So we'll have plenty of time over the summer to talk about what next year's going to look like and what it's going to take for us to get back to this stage next year". "So want to keep this thing going as long as we can". Steph Curry led them in Game 4 with 37 points.

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The Finals championship is between one Eastern and one Western Conference team.

The Cavaliers star player fronted reporters on Friday night wearing a black cast, and said he'd broken his hand in a burst of emotion.

James was given a standing ovation when he was subbed out with 4:03 left and now comes the question of his future. They could be leaving some money on the table by doing so. "I saw it comin'; that's why I went solo", Cube rapped, as Westbrook mouthed the words.

After playing alongside one and coaching against the other on so many occasions, the Dubs head coach knows just how great they both are better than most. That's what champions do. This place gives me that.

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