“Steph definitely took a back seat to start the season until he realized we didn’t need him to take a back seat”. “And I know he wants to be here and we want him here”. And different kinds of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don’t want that to taint what we accomplished this year.
This piece has been updated to correct LeBron James’ scoring statistics from Game Five.
In praising Durant’s Finals performance, Barry focused on the fact that the Warriors star averaged 30-plus points in the Finals.
LeBron James lost his fifth NBA Finals, but it surely wasn’t due to a lack of effort, as he became the first player ever to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals series.
At this time in 2016, heartbreak hit the San Francisco Bay Area as the Cleveland Cavaliers stomped in celebration all over Oracle Arena.
The Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship parade is happening Thursday morning through downtown Oakland. He faced extremely tough opponents, including the 73-win #Golden State Warriors, and the Warriors with Kevin Durant.
The growing up of the Thunder has been one of the NBA’s great stories in recent years, the Warrior’s buying another championship and Kevin Durant selling out for one, is the worst story in recent years. LeBron James isn’t going anywhere, nor is Kyrie Irving.
Last night, Wanda made yet another appearance as her son accepted an even more impressive MVP award, this one for the NBA Finals. Looking back on this season, people will forget that before The Finals, LeBron and company were 12-1 in the postseason. I think that with Kevin Durant playing for the Warriors; tips the scales in any match up. “I’m just so happy for him to be able to realise his goal and be my teammate”.
“I don’t believe I’ve played for a superteam”, James said.
“These guys are so gifted and committed to each other and so unselfish”, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
After the Cavaliers had fallen to the Golden State Warriors on Monday, James was asked by a reporter in a press conference if he thought stacked teams, like the ones he’d been on, were good or bad for the National Basketball Association.
This leads to a question that Cleveland has to answer before we get to the trade deadline last year: What moves can they make so that they don’t lose this year?
He also added 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists a game. They banded together and played big to small.