>> History speaks for itself but at the end of the day we still got to come out and play.>> Sport's fans may feel like they're caught in a timeline. For a record fourth year in a row, Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the NBA finals. While Cavs and Warrior diehards may be elated at the rematch, other basketball fans and the league could be getting frustrated with this all too familiar cycle.
Reuters sports reporter, Rory Carroll.>> Some are understandably worried about the ratings for this upcoming NBA finals, given that it's the fourth time that these two teams have met. The ratings will probably suffer even more so if, as expected, the Golden State Warriors easily handle the Cavaliers in four to five games.
If the Cavaliers put up a fight though, you can be sure that people will be tuning in to see if the Lebron James can do the impossible and take down the mighty Golden State Warriors.>> The Warriors have won two of previous three championships against the Cavs and are heavy favorites to win it again.
>> We just got to play hard.>> The one wildcard will be Cleveland's star.>> Win or lose, Lebron James legacy as one of the all time greats of the sport has been cemented. It's his eighth straight finals appearance, meaning he's played much more basketball than anyone else in the NBA.
>> Both teams are coming off tough seven game series in their respective conference finals. The Cavs rearranged their roster in February and Lebron has had to carry his team most of the way. Golden State, with its triple threat of Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Clay Thompson, prove that they can turn up the intensity when they need to.
Game one of the NBA finals is Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland California.