Basketball is about to get very interesting — even for any part-time NBA fans watching in Saskatchewan.
LeBron James, arguably the greatest player ever, leads his one-man team into a best-of-seven playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. If he gets any help, James and his Cleveland Cavaliers will be trying to eliminate the Raptors for a third straight season. According to every radio, television, newspaper and blog analysis, this is Toronto’s best, last and ultimate chance to knock off King James.
His supporting cast is the weakest its ever been, James is exhausted from hauling around the Cavs and, meanwhile, the Raptors are at the top of their game.
Toronto guard Kyle Lowry isn’t pulling his traditional postseason disappearing act, centre Jonas Valanciunas is contributing on offence and defence, super-sub Fred VanVleet is healthy and DeMar DeRozan is behaving and playing like a superstar. This might be the year for Canada’s only NBA franchise.