Should Cleveland lose Game 4 of this series Friday night and get swept by Golden State, James would be the fifth player to actually be on the floor for a pair of 4-0 defeats in the NBA Finals.
Now James, a free agent, has a hard off-season decision.
The 33-year-old American, playing in his eighth consecutive finals, said he had "no idea at this point" about his future and would consider the decision with his family.
The similarities saw the Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the Larry O'Brien trophy, just like the 2015 champs did past year over the 2016 winners.
"It's different, man. It's just a different vibe because we've been through a season with each other already as champions", said Durant, who told ESPN this week he will re-sign with the Warriors.
His finals record, though, doesn't really take that much from his legacy. "I hope that doesn't sound arrogant". "The experience just helps". The Warriors demolished anything left in yet another of their signature third-quarter runs, extending their lead to 21 points before winning 108-85 in Cleveland.
For Golden State, this adds to their 2015 and 2017 titles with Curry stating afterwards that his side "just know how to win".
Sharapova dumped out by clinical Muguruza
Muguruza isn't giving he opponent many chances to breathe, and that's the reason for her quick success in these recent matches. But the dogged Romanian scrapped hard to turn the contest on its head to win 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 to advance to the final four.
"We got a chance to close out this series and that's our focus", said Green. "We've got to go out there and give everything we've got". He wants to be with us.
Golden State is on the cusp of another National Basketball Association championship, holding a 3-0 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers going into Game 4 of the finals.
In Game 3, a pivotal swing game, Durant exploded for 43 points, including a deep dagger 3-pointer late in the contest to seal the victory.
"Even when you do defend them well, you've still got guys like Steph and K.D. and Klay (Thompson) who can make unbelievable shots, even when you play the best of defense". He seemed to be giving his reasons after the Cavs fell behind 3-0 against Golden State.
James, who revealed he had played the final three matches of the 4-0 series defeat with a "self-inflicted" hand injury, has an opt-out in his Cleveland deal this off-season and admits he has some hard decisions to make.
James reportedly sustained the injury when he punched a blackboard following the Cavs Game 1 meltdown.
"It was self-inflicted", he said. They needed to win a Game 7 on the road to reach the NBA Finals, and they could have easily lost two of the first three games of this title series. "It's fun when you play against one of the best in the game [LeBron James]".
Los Angeles would further James' options post career while also giving him a reasonably strong team to chase another ring with. He fights and competes to the end.
"It's an unbelievable feeling to come here with a mission and get the job done", Curry said. So I'm just trying to prove to myself that I could just stay in it for the long haul, and hopefully I continue to have some success. "But after a game like that I'm not in any position to talk about that".