Back home after being outrun and outgunned by the Warriors, who won Games 1 and 2 at Oracle Arena by a combined 41 points, the Cavs find themselves in the same predicament they were in past year.
Playing for Oakland, he said, is a "dream come true".
Lynch says he wants to give kids in Oakland a chance to cheer for someone who grew up in their neighborhoods as he plays for their local team.
Lue is adamant if the Cavs stay with their game plan and play better they can get back in the series. "With me being from here and continuing to be here, it gives them an opportunity to see somebody who actually did it from where they're from and for the team they probably idolize".
A tweet of Marshawn Lynch running for a touchdown in a Raiders' OTA may be most noteworthy for the fact Lynch is actually taking part in OTAs. "But I got a whole new Oakland behind me, and the way we feel about where we're from and why we represent..." On my viewing, the dark Oakland defense jerseys combined with either the tint of the camera or the glare off the grass making the silver helmets look more golden convinced me this was some odd replay of the original Beast Quake and seemed as real as ever.
Lynch, a first-round draft pick of the Bills in 2007, was a Pro Bowler in 2008, but was traded to the Seahawks in 2010.
And Super Bowl 49: "I'm just here so I don't get fined". "And I really did that right here and now I get an opportunity to play here".
"We've been friends for nine or 10 years now", said Talib.
Lynch knew what his return to the National Football League to play for Oakland would mean to the community. "At the end of the day, I still walk outside".
Since joining the Raiders, Lynch has been a regular participant in the offseason program, unlike during his time in Seattle, and he generated buzz when coach Jack Del Rio posted a video Monday of Lynch running for a TD during practice.
I don't think it's no different.
While some fans have jettisoned their season tickets in protest, the Raiders have said their season tickets are sold out. It can be dedicated to a city's last stand, marked by the return of one of the most physical running backs to ever play the game. "So, beside the billboards and all of that, I really just get out with the people".