The NBA Finals begin Thursday in Oakland where the Cavaliers take on the Warriors. It’s the third consecutive NBA Finals featuring the two teams (more on that in a moment). Here’s a quick look at some of the interesting facts about the two teams and some of their star players, put together by Opta, the world’s leading sports data provider.
I think at the end of the day, I think everyone talks to officials. I talk to them. But going over the edge isn’t going to win me a championship. I think I’m a pretty smart guy and I learned my lesson, so I went over the edge before, fool me once, you can’t fool me twice.
That response was honest and reflective, which is about all you can hope for. Give credit to the reporter for making it clear he was interested in what Green had to say, and give credit to Green for recognizing that and giving it serious thought.
There was no firing back or evisceration by Green. Sometimes we just need to dig deeper to find something interesting. And when Green talks, there’s usually something waiting below the surface.
At the same time, reliable pieces left Indiana. Receiver Pierre Garcon would have been the perfect complement to T.Y Hilton; instead, he departed in 2012. Safety Antoine Bethea returned to form after leaving Indianapolis. The Colts even lost their Pro Bowl punter. Pat McAfee retired at age 29 in order to pursue writing and pro wrestling careers.