The path to this title was more precarious than the first two for coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors, who overcame injuries, expectations, a built-to-dethrone-them Rockets team and the brilliance of James, who may have played his final game in Cleveland.
Act IV between the Warriors and Cavs featured a drama-filled and controversial Game 1.
The victor receives the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy, which was named after the former National Basketball Association commissioner in 1984.
Television ratings for the game itself tells us a story of a general public that largely tuned it out.
James finished with 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in what could have been his final game with the Cavaliers.
The Golden State Warriors have won three of the last four NBA Finals and it doesn't look like the Bay Area dominance is going to come to a stop anytime soon.
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"So when you feel like you're really good at your craft, I think it's always great to be able to be around other great minds as well and other great ballplayers, in my instance, and other great just, I think, studies of the game itself". In between, the Warriors' best option for defending him, Andre Iguodala, returned from an injured left leg after missing the first two games. The difference between this season and the difference between my first year in Miami, we didn't have many injuries at all.
'I've got a 10-year-old boy [Bryce], 3-year-old girl [Zhuri].
"Pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand", James said. It ended a drought for Cleveland of 50-plus years, so I think we'll all remember that in sports history. "You've got two guys with MVPs on their team".
James went on to note that the Cavs, too, have talent.
Over the four games, he averaged 34 points, 10 assists and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 52.7 per cent from the field. Cleveland star LeBron James, who denied Durant a title when Miami beat Oklahoma City in 2012, raves about Durant's game.
If James is going to remain in Cleveland past this summer, improvements - perhaps drastic ones - to the team's roster will need to be made. "I was there in the Hamptons (at the Durant recruiting session) when we had that discussion". His decision, whatever it is, could mean Kevin Love gets traded.
Moreover, Durant tallied one steal and three blocks on the defensive end. I don't remember anybody asking who was going to win MVP in the Finals. But by the time Golden State had put the finishing touches on its second straight Finals victory over Cleveland, it was clear it wasn't enough - and won't be should James desire to continue competing for championships. "Is it if there is a ball on the ground we can't reach for it but you've got to dive for it?" They could be leaving some money on the table by doing so.