LeBron James should be on NBA’s Mount Rushmore: Twitter erupts after NBA Finals’ Game 6

Cleveland: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the NBA Finals to their limit. Game 7 is necessary.

 LeBron James should be on NBA’s Mount Rushmore: Twitter erupts after NBA Finals’ Game 6

LeBron James duels with Andre Iguodala. AFP

James scored 41 points, delivering another magnificent performance with the season on the line, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Cavs sent the finals packing for California by beating the rattled Golden State Warriors 115-101 on Thursday night to even this unpredictable series and force a decisive final game.

Cleveland saved its season for the second time in four days and will head back to Oakland's Oracle Arena for Sunday's climactic game with a chance to become the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals, and more importantly, give this title-starved city its first major sports championship since Dec. 27, 1964.

"I want to win for sure," said James, who added 11 assists and eight rebounds. "But I want to give everything I've got and we'll see what happens. We forced a Game 7. It's going to be a fun one."

But ESPN commentator Skip Bayless was not impressed with King James.

Twitter collectively recoiled at Steph Curry's meltdown. This tweet pretty much summed it up.

LeBron James' NBA Finals record is something that is thrown at his face every time. Four losses in six finals make him one of the most talked about athletes in sports. But a Cleveland win might change that according to this tweet.

Steph Curry temper got the better of him as he chucked his mouthguard at a fan. Surely this earns him a ban for Game 7.

This account had a brilliant idea to help LeBron not flop when it matters the most.

Perhaps the best compliment of the night for King James came from none other than former Los Angeles Laker point guard Magic Johnson.

Yet another tweet from ESPN's Skip Bayless roasting LeBron for his terrible NBA Finals record. But the idea of Cleveland finally ending their trophy drought after decades, does justify the exaggerated celebrations from the Cavs.

Steve Kerr is sure to get a $25,000 fine for his comments on the performance of the referees in Game 6 but some might believe that the fine is worth it!

Draymond Green was heralded to be the big miss after being suspended by the NBA for Game 5. But his performance tonight, made his comments from earlier seem... overtly optimistic?

Perhaps the tweet of the night was by SportsCenter. Steve Kerr was asked after the end of the first quarter if he was worried about Golden State scoring only 11 points. But Kerr said the following, despite his team's first quarter performance of 11 points being the worst since the shot-clock era (1955).


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Updated Date: Jun 17, 2016 14:31:15 IST