Kevin Durant Did What He Came To Do
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 20:00
The second National Basketball Association championship feels drastically different for Curry, because this one was a comeback from a heartbreaking missed opportunity past year against James and the Cavaliers when the Warriors knew they should have won it all but squandered a 3-1 lead.
While Golden State was certainly Stephen Curry's team after back-to-back MVP campaigns, Durant now appears to be the engineer of a freight train that's far from slowing down and he's unquestionably the heir to the throne James has occupied for so many years.
In all five games, GSW forward was demolishing the Cavs averaging 35.2 points per game, 8.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks.
In last year's NBA Finals, the Warriors took a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5, the same as it had this year, but Curry's team didn't manage to wrap up the series.
With Thompson playing in his third consecutive finals, this gives Washington State their 4th straight NBA Finals appearance and three Championships over those four years.
He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018 but no matter where James decides to play it is unlikely he can steer clear of a Warriors team positioned for greatness. "I have no reason to put my head down".
Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said in February that he would not visit the White House if the team wins the championship, saying he is not a fan of the president's politics.
"Obviously, there's a lot of hoopla and fanfare that follows you wherever you go, but I know where my talent comes from", he said in an interview with Decision.
"Teams and franchises are going to be trying to figure out ways that they can put personnel together, the right group of guys together to be able to hopefully compete against this team", James said.
He provided the crucial difference in this matchup putting down fantastic numbers, and what is more important being constant on both sides of the floor in every game.
"We're obviously just getting started", the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said.
The Golden State Warriors have done it again!
"Who would have thought these two guys would be on the same team in the National Basketball Association, you know, enjoying a championship game together", Brown said.
"The Bible says the Lord exalts humility and that's one thing I try to be all the time".