Warriors vs. Cavaliers is the best rivalry in sports. We need more like it

It was hard to believe it was happening as it happened on the afternoon of Dec. 25. Eyes widened as Kyrie Irving tossed up a jumper in the fourth quarter. Jaws dropped as he closed the 14-point gap to put the Cleveland Cavaliers ahead, as Kevin Durant missed the final shot from the seated position into which Richard Jefferson deposited him. Tweets flowed as the Cavs were once again the proud owners of a razor-thin win against their increasingly bitter rivals.

It was too perfect. The Cavaliers pulled off another comeback in a beautiful, thrilling competition.

To say we’ve seen this before would be like saying Jesus was born on Christmas Day, or that you’re going to return that weird scarf your mom’s second cousin put under the tree for you. It’s obvious.

Everybody not living under an NBA rock knows that the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals with a unanimous MVP and spawned six months of memes. That LeBron James and his teammates brought home a championship to their championship-starved city for the first time in 52 years.

The biggest difference on Christmas, besides not having a Championship on the line, was that the Cavs got to beat the Warriors at home this time.

The Christmas Day game was, as

Article source: http://www.sbnation.com/2016/12/26/14081058/cavaliers-warriors-rivalry-best-sports-lebron-james

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