James wants to make his own NBA history with Cavs

Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:40am EDT
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By Larry Fine

(Reuters) - LeBron James admired the Golden State Warriors' record-setting season but he is more focused on a burning desire to make his own mark in title-starved Cleveland and those same Warriors could stand in his way.

The four-time league Most Valuable Player left a solid Miami Heat team in 2014 to return to his homestate Cleveland Cavaliers in a bid to take care of some unfinished business and deliver the city its first professional sports title since 1964.

However, frustration has since seeped into the feel-good storyline, leading to speculation that the clock may be ticking on the 31-year-old James' quest for a happy ending in Northeast Ohio.

Golden State and sharpshooter Stephen Curry spoiled James' script in last season's NBA Finals when they overcame a 2-1 series deficit to won the championship in six games on Cleveland's home court.

The Warriors have been even better this season, going one better than the previous NBA-best regular season mark of 72-10 set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls

James has dropped his death glare game-face a number of times this season, prompting some observers to wonder if he is losing faith in his ability to become Cleveland's sports savior.

"I can say that I actually got to witness some history," James told reporters when asked about the Warriors tying the Bulls mark with one game to play. "I remember the '95-96 (Chicago) team ...

"To actually be in the league now while they're setting this record, have the opportunity to set this record, it would be something I can talk about later in life.”   Continued...

Apr 13, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) stands near the bench during a timeout in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports