It would be surprising for the defending NBA champs to open on the road. James and the Miami Heat got their championship rings at home to kick off the last two seasons.
James has developed a personal rivalry with San Antonio after three meetings in the NBA Finals against the Spurs. He got swept with the Cavs in the 2007 Finals, won with the Miami Heat in a seven-game thriller in 2013, and lost the rematch last June in five games.
Another matchup in the Finals is possible in 2015 with the Spurs and Cavs the favorites by many of their respective conferences.