After a couple of lackluster performances in the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers came out firing on all cylinders in Game 3 and gave the Golden State Warriors a good ol fashion beat down. The play of the game (there were several) was an alley oop from Tristan Thompson to LeBron James that he hammered home from WAY above the rim. It was a spectacle to see.
Here it is from the reverse angle:
And one more with a cool shadow:
The series continues on Friday at 9:00 PM when the Cavs host the Warriors once again. Let’s go Cavs!!!!
Yesterday the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson agreed to a 5-year, $82 million contract. The Cavs will have the highest payroll in NBA history next season, opening training camp next week with a commitment this year of approximately $115 million.
Thompson posted this photo yesterday to his Instagram account:
He had this to say: “It’s been a long summer of grinding and hard work but now it’s back to The Land to take care of some unfinished business. #HappyToBeBack #ALLin”
The NBA Finals are over, but that doesn’t mean the Cavs and LeBron James are not in the news. LeBron is expected to once again work out a one-year contract with a player option for the 2016-17 season. Doing so would allow him to again hold the leverage next summer and sign a new deal after the league’s salary cap and maximum salaries rise due to the NBA’s massive new TV contract. He’s expected to wait until the Cavaliers resolve situations with Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Brendan Haywood’s non-guaranteed contract and J.R. Smith before making his new deal official.
The Cavs took game 2 in the East Conference Finals last night without Kyrie Irving. The more banged up the Cavs are, the better they play. LeBron James was 1 rebound shy of a triple double and Tristan Thompson had seven points and 16 boards.
The Cavs are back home tomorrow for Game #3, 8:30 at The Q. Let’s Go Cavs!!!