Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top

He was still wearing his sweaty uniform, ankle braces, kneepads and game shoes but, oh, there would be more partying. That's something I talked about coming into the league, wanting to do it year in and year out. I'm just so happy Kevin has broken through. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition. A fabulous first one with and for Durant. "It's easier said than done obviously, but that's the goal". "This is something that we want to continue to do, but for us to have these conversations that we had nearly a year ago and now being in this position, worth every shot we took in practice, fighting through injuries that he had this year, and it's an unbelievable feeling".

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years.

Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact.

"I can't", Curry said. Numerous online reports say no, as coach Steve Kerr and star player Stephen Curry have been critical of President Donald Trump.

Myers realizes adding Durant might not have worked so well with anyone but the Warriors. Some teams wouldn't embrace a guy who came into a situation like ours. It's not about who scored what.

"It's so rare so I know exactly how lucky I am", Kerr told ESPN. We just won a championship, man. Let's see if we can do it again. "So you have a clear sense of what matters when you go through that stuff". Now eligible for a five-year, $205 million maximum extension with the Warriors, he'll be a free agent this summer.

Durant didn't really need a hard sell that day in the Hamptons.

"This kind of stuff happens very rarely in the National Basketball Association where you get a group of players this talented who are together in their primes". "There was never any question in my mind that this was going to work".

(AP Photo/Josh Edelson). Fans light fireworks on a street in downtown Oakland, Calif., after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday June 12, 2017.

One moment late Monday captured the camaraderie that evolved.

Durant drove left, right and down the middle, knocked down three-pointers, dished and dunked.

This time, King James gave way to KD, who was the NBA Finals MVP 10 years after being picked second in the NBA draft behind Greg Oden. "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable". "Like I've said from Day 1 when I was first asked about free agency, this is a flawless place to play".

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