Kevin Love may not understand why the defending champions are being considered underdogs leading into the NBA Finals, but the Cavs will face a team Thursday in Game 1 boasting four potential Hall of Fame players that is playing its best basketball of the season at the perfect time.
On Tuesday's episode of "Undisputed", Chris Broussard said that while the Warriors might not be LeBron's biggest challenge in the Finals to date, they're clearly the best team.
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“It’s up there. Obviously I’ve played against four Hall of Famers as well, too, with Manu [Ginobili], Kawhi [Leonard], Tony [Parker] and Timmy [Duncan] on the same team. And if you add Pop in there, that’s five Hall of Famers.
"It’s going to be very challenging. Those guys are going to challenge me, they’re going to challenge our ball club. This is a high-powered team. I’ve played against some other… I’ve played against Ray [Allen], KG, Paul [Pierce], [Rajon] Rondo and Doc [Rivers].
"It’s going to be very challenging on me, mentally, and on our ball club and our franchise.”
“It’s not the most accomplished [team], that would be San Antonio in ’07. And that was the greatest challenge, because you had Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu all in their prime. You had Bruce Bowen, you had Michael Finley, Robert Horry. That was a great team, and they obviously swept the Cavaliers. He had nobody to work with. As far as challenges, that was his greatest challenge.”