Warriors: Who is the REAL 2018 NBA Finals MVP?

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When the Rockets got eliminated, there are speculations that Paul will demand a huge payday and has no intention to take a pay cut in free agency.

Even though the Warriors were pushed to the brink of elimination by the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, it always felt as though Golden State had everything under control.

"If Paul stays with the Rockets, Houston becomes a unsafe player, no matter how complicated it would be for the 65-win Rockets and their general manager Daryl Morey, to orchestrate the requisite salary-cap gymnastics to bring James in". But it appears James went so far as to wear a soft cast between games and had two MRI's, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

While that would seemingly bode well for the Cavs, it's worth noting that James also owns a pair of homes and spends the bulk of his offseasons in Los Angeles, where the Lakers are expected to be one of his strongest suitors.

So the obvious question going into the offseason is what can anyone do to unseat them in the coming years?

BetOnline.ag, an offshore sports book, has posted odds on where James will start the 2019 season.

In addition to the hand injury we just learned about, LeBron also took a finger in the eye from Draymond Green and played with a bloodshot left eye for most of the series.

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At a time when opposing teams were banned from contact with potential free agents, the deal still came together that delivered Paul to Houston in exchange for a package that included Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams, Sam Dekker and enough filler to stuff your typical ballpark hot dog. Then, he was forced to be a third option on a championship winning team. The Cavaliers can still offer LeBron the most money.

The Celtics' odds have improved slightly after they opened at 8-1 to win the 2019 title.

"The one thing that I've always done is consider my family, understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age", James said. The Cavaliers, by virtue of the Nets' 2018 first-round acquired in the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston, pick eighth.

Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

The Lakers opened at 20-1 before action on them moved the odds to 14-1. James last appeared on the cover of National Basketball Association 2K14 as a member of the Miami Heat, but this time is an even bigger milestone moment.

The Philadelphia 76ers can entice James with young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, salary-cap space to accommodate him and other pieces, and the luxury to stay in the Eastern Conference to avoid meeting up with the Warriors until the Larry O'Brien Trophy is up for grabs.

"That's probably the longest shot of it happening", Sherman said of Miami.