LeBron James and the Cavs were unable to recover from their devastating Game 1 overtime loss to the Warriors, and didn’t bring their a game in a Game 2 blowout.
Colin usually defends refs, but he thinks they’ve butchered these Finals, and stole Game 1 from Cleveland with a controversial replay reversal of a Kevin Durant charge to a block on LeBron James. Instead of Cleveland having a two point lead and possession with 30 seconds left in the game, Durant tied the game which led to J.R. Smith’s in-game stroke and the team’s overtime collapse. None of which would have happened without the refs’ interjecting themselves in the outcome at a crucial time on the game’s biggest stage.
Colin has said the Warriors are the better team, and he picked them to win the series comfortably, but he thinks it’s unfortunate the refs blew it in Game 1 and ruined a potential classic of a series. Instead of a must watch 1-1 series heading back to Cleveland, the outcome feels like a foregone conclusion. It’s a shame the NBA screwed this up and have cheated the fans out of what could have been an all-timer.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 4, 2018