Finals MVP Durant celebrates with fans outside Oracle Arena
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 13:50
"It would mean everything".
"We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said. It is a business. "But obviously, as a team, we're going to have a conversation".
He was not alone in that scoring effort, as has been the case for the Oakland team, as Stephen Curry chimed in with 34 points to exorcise last season's demons.
Warriors forward Kevin Durant, 28, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals. But as a player developmental consultant for the Warriors, he got his first title.
"It's the business of basketball obviously so nothing is for sure, but here I feel like we can work that out and we'll have a chance to do this again next year", Durant said. "This is something we want to continue to do".
Durant is so dedicated to winning multiple championships that he is reportedly considering taking less money from the team in order to free up space to re-sign key reserves like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala.
If so he will have help from shooting guard Klay Thompson and do-it-all power forward Draymond Green, who are already locked into long-term contracts with the Warriors.
"I said 'if there's a time to be rebuilding, this is the time to do it.' The Warriors don't look like they're going anywhere for a while. Some games, I might not get as many shots as I'm used to getting, but nobody cared as long as we won".
It's entirely possible that if invited, some members of the team wouldn't go as evidenced by past comments made by members of their organization. We'll see what happens.
On Monday night, the Warriors won the NBA Finals with a 129-120 win against the Cavaliers, but it was Kevin Durant's mother, Wanda Durant, who stole the show in the celebrations afterward. Head coach Steve Kerr spent most of the season backing off pick-and-roll sets with Curry and Durant, preferring the kind of nonstop ball movement that invariably leads to a good shot.
One year after the most devastating collapse in NBA Finals history, the Golden State Warriors are back on top as NBA champions. "So, I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset".