Was that the greatest Game 7 in NBA history? | The Tylt
Sunday night's final showdown between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers was a drama of epic proportions. There have been 119 Game 7s in NBA history, and they are inherently one of the most riveting sporting experiences on earth, where every move matters and teams play as though their lives depended on it.
But was Sunday's night game the best Game 7 ever? Complex compiled a list of the best Game 7s should you need a review – last night's contest didn't make the list.
The odds heavily favored the Golden State Warriors, last year's championship winners and the winningest team in NBA history who ran roughshod over the Cavs in the first three games of the series. But then the Cavaliers fought their way back, becoming the first team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 deficit to win the title. Game 7 was a neck-and-neck nailbiter — 20 lead changes and 11 ties, including a 4th-quarter tie with less than a minute left on the clock.
But LeBron James dominated — leading his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. He was the first player in ANY series to ever do that. There was deep emotional impact of James winning for his hometown — a city that hasn't had any major sports championship for 52 years.
What do you think: #2016Game7GOAT or #2016Game7NotGOAT?
Was that the greatest Game 7 in NBA history?
Game 7 might be one of the best ever after this— Joey Luna-MDM-CEO (@LuisLuciano_) June 17, 2016
I think after last night we can finally answer that age old question: Could the Warriors beat the 95-96 Bulls?— John Nabors (@TheForumJohn) June 20, 2016
No. No they couldn't