The Cleveland Cavaliers went to six games against the Golden State Warriors, with LeBron James carrying a band of misfits within two games of an NBA title.

Kyrie Irving believes that a healthy Cavs roster would have made it a different series with a totally different outlook.

While making an appearance on The Big Podcast with Shaquille O’Neal, Irving got off the topic of free agency, and made it clear that the Cavs would beat the Warriors if he and Kevin Love are healthy.

"I'm more or less the voice of reason. I’m always gonna be a straight shooter with everyone and give them my honest opinion. Obviously, we had a great thing in Cleveland. We dealt with everything together. I felt like we would have definitely won an NBA championship if everyone was healthy. But almost doesn’t count," Irving said.

Almost doesn’t count of course, but I felt Cleveland was a year ahead of schedule anyway. They know what a chase for a title feels like now, which is bad news for the rest of the league.

Check out what Irving said around the 35-minute mark:

By Glenn Erby


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