Current and former players react to upcoming NBA Finals rematch

BySN Staff ESPN logo
Friday, May 26, 2017

Anticipation is already building for the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. The familiar matchup marks the first time in league history that the same teams will meet on basketball's biggest stage three years in a row.

Although the series doesn't start for another week, several current and former players have reacted on social media to express their thoughts and emotions as the so-called rubber match approaches -- the majority of whom are members of the defending champion Cavaliers.

A few other players who have experienced the Finals also weighed in, along with some who are just simply excited like most fans across the country.

Game 1 is scheduled for June 1 at 9 p.m. ET in Oakland on ABC/WatchESPN.

-- Nick Ostiller