LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks to the media with a cast on his right hand after being defeated by the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Golden State outscored Cleveland 25-13 in the third quarter, James managing only four points - all on free throws - in the period, and the Warriors rolled through the final minutes to another coronation.
Kevin Durant posted a triple-double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Ironically, it is West who's highly-regarded as the architect of this Golden State Warriors juggernaut - the team responsible for two or maybe three of the Cavs forward's finals losses, depending on what happens in the 2018 NBA Finals.
Durant averaged 28.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in the series. Cleveland, on the other hand, suffered from a familiar malaise: James had a triple-double - 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds - but he didn't have almost enough help.
It's the second Finals sweep of James' career, the first coming with the Cavaliers in 2007 against the San Antonio Spurs (also the most recent year any team was swept in the Finals). One of them was James, who sat slumped in his corner locker, bags of ice on his knees and a towel over his face.
"I came back because I felt like I had some unfinished business", James added. The Golden State Warriors only made it look that way.
Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a flawless musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages.
He can't be guarded now - and he wants to keep growing.
Warriors sweep away Cavaliers to repeat as National Basketball Association champions
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"It's just about the journey, all season", Durant said. Hood's 15 points gave himself and the Cavaliers new life, creating offense where there was none.
LeBron James, who after the game revealed that he was playing with a severe injury to his shooting hand, only attempted 13 shots.
Steve Kerr got asked a light-hearted question before Game 4 of the NBA Finals - and the Golden State coach loved it.
Which team will LeBron James play for next season?
Only the Houston Rockets have given them trouble over the past two playoff runs, and even that now feels more like a wake-up call for Golden State than anything else.
After a (very rare) brutal performance in Game 3, Steph Curry rebounded with a typical Steph Curry performance. "It's The Finals, and we've got to come out and play the way we know how".
But James returned in 2014 and his likeness has since been replaced, the black-and-white image of the three-time National Basketball Association champion with his muscular arms outstretched now serving as both a tourist attraction and symbol of civic pride.
When James left Game 4 for the last time he bumped fists with some Warriors players, but avoided using his right hand. "Oh, absolutely. I mean, listen, not only from a brotherhood aspect and what we know about one another, and also from an experience factor", he said.
Andre Iguodala, playing for just the second time in the Finals, contributed 11 points to the win off the bench.