Warriors fans had to suffer through watching their team blow a 3-1 series lead a year ago. “And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that”.
“Congrats, your defense was really good, ‘ which was random”, Durant told The Ringer’s Bill Simmons when asked what Obama said.
The Warriors already had Steph Curry (2 x NBA MVP), Klay Thompson (NBA All-Star), Andre Iguodala (NBA Finals MVP) and Draymond Green (NBA All-Star) in their line-up.
“Just the camaraderie, the togetherness, that’s what it was about”.
While I still hoped and believed Lebron could lift the Cavaliers to another championship, in reality, they never had a chance. And if Hart were smart, he won’t bet against Durant and the Golden State Warriors any time soon.
Just so you know, James is now 3-5 all-time in the NBA Finals following last night’s defeat – not exactly dominant, but not too bad either. “Rather than talking about how to break up or knock down a championship-caliber team, my focus should be on how we do a better job developing more great players in this league….” The Cavs trailed 3-0 in the series and no team had ever come back from such a deficit in the National Basketball Association playoffs (still hasn’t), so James knew the end was nigh.
“Today is all about celebrating our championship”, the Warriors said in a statement released Tuesday, hours after the team dethroned the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. LeBron is now third in all-time Finals scoring.
“I did not want to go back to Cleveland (for Game 6) and deal with that again”. The real challenge, however, may come when and if Kevin Durant, 28, decides to opt out of his current contract this summer. But is that incredibly impressive for a 32-year-old man versus the tall glass of a team he was facing? Yes.
The Warriors won 73 games last season. Even the Finals themselves felt inevitable with Golden State defeating Cleveland in five games.
The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback a year ago.
“I’m just happy for him”.
Brown certainly earned those benefits, as he went 11-0 as Golden State’s interim head coach this postseason while Steve Kerr was sidelined with back complications.