If the Cleveland Cavaliers plan to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals, here’s how an upset would be constructed.
Nobody’s giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a chance to beat the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals.
But they’ve got to play the games before just handing the Warriors the Larry O’Brien trophy, so why not fantasize about one of the greatest upsets in sports history would like?
Cleveland’s got LeBron James and when you’ve got the best player in the world, you’ve always got a chance, even when the opposition has two of the top five players on the planet, and four in the top 20.
The Cavaliers have a tough road to navigate. While the Warriors have plenty of star power, Cleveland is actually down a star from last year’s Finals, when Golden State booted the Wine & Gold out in five games.
The Cavs traded Kyrie Irving last summer, and the roster, overall, got deeper. Even so, the Cavs’ road to The Finals has been as difficult as it’s ever been since LeBron returned in 2014.
For unlikely as a Cavs’ victory may seem right now, if one were going to construct a blueprint for what would be a historic upset, here’s what’s going to have to happen for the Cavaliers to end their season as champions.