When the 2018 NBA Finals started, oddsmakers had the Golden State Warriors are huge favorites to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, as the teams battle for the fourth consecutive season for the NBA Championship, things were not as one-sided as expected. In the first game, the Cavs had a chance to win until a mistake by J.R. Smith at the end of the game cost the Cavaliers and LeBron James the win. While the Warriors then dominated in Game 2 thanks to a fantastic Steph Curry performance, LeBron had something to say to his fans about the series.

Warriors jump out to a 2-game lead over LeBron and Cavs

LeBron James has been great in the two losses so far during the NBA Finals. In the Game 1 overtime loss, LeBron scored 51 points -- the most ever by an NBA superstar in a losing effort in the NBA Finals. However, while Kevin Love had a double-double and J.R. Smith added 10 points, no other player scored double-digits, and the less said about Smith, the better.

In the Game 2 loss, Steph Curry broke the NBA record for 3-pointers in an NBA Finals appearance, hitting nine of 17, and his 33 points were too much. LeBron James finished with 29 points on 50-percent shooting. While he had more help in this game, it wasn't enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers to win.

LeBron talks about being down to the Warriors

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are now heavy underdogs to turn things around. However, they also fell behind the Boston Celtics, 2-0, and came back to win the Eastern Conference Finals. The next two games are in Cleveland, and LeBron knows that no one should ever count him out.

When asked about being down, James said that "the odds have been against me since I was 5, 6 years old."

Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers takes place on June 6 at 9 p.m. EST. Looking back at the 2018 NBA playoffs, the Cavs were down 2-1 to the Indiana Pacers and won in seven games, winning three of their four home games in the series.

The Cavs then swept the Toronto Raptors before struggling once again against the Boston Celtics. Against Boston, Cleveland won all three home games and then won on the road in Game 7 to make it back to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year.

LeBron James has accomplished this with Kevin Love as only other star player on his team, and role players that include names like George Hill, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, Jeff Green and Kyle Korver. If the Cleveland Cavaliers can turn things around in the NBA Finals, and somehow win, it might be the greatest example of LeBron James beating the odds in his entire career.