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Kevin Love

Cavs, Warriors gear up to begin championship quests again

Minutes after LeBron James lost the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors four months ago, he vowed to return to the gym right away with plans to get back to the big stage. To win another ring.

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant heard it yet already knew it — and everybody on the defending champs and King James' Cleveland Cavaliers realizes these teams could be destined for another championship showdown at the end of this season.

No, James is not through. Neither are the reigning champs if they have their way.

They all understand the entire league has upped its game to chase these two heavyweights from their respective conferences.

"That's the beauty of...