Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 15, 2017,
Jun 15, 2017, 9:39
The Warriors capped a near-perfect post-season Run by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 of the Finals, to win their second NBA Title in three years. Some teams wouldn't embrace a guy who came into a situation like ours.
After the Warriors defeated the Cavs on Monday evening, Lee Jenkins wrote about the significant exchange Green had with Durant a year ago.
"There's no such thing as a failed season when you put in as much work as we've done", James said. "And at the end of the day, nobody can - no matter what anybody says from now on in your career or whatever they say, they can never take away from you being a champion". First off, the 20-year window is as far back NBA.com's stat page will allow us to go. Like I said, I want to be here.
"We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said.
The 28-year-old Durant was the unanimous choice of the 11 media panelists for Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Durant averaged 35.2 points on 56 percent shooting - topping the 30-point plateau in each contest.
He was vilified in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat where he won two National Basketball Association titles before returning to Cleveland four years later and delivering the city their firstNBA championship in 2016. Coach Steve Kerr also has been outspoken about issues with Trump. "We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better".
In the third quarter, "Cleveland" with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving managed to get at a distance of five points. As talented as he is, his attitude and tone make him come off as more arrogant than self-aware, resulting in a lot of backlash. He dramatically drove and dunked on Cleveland's defense, knocked down big 3-pointers and blocked shots while handling the load of defending King James.
The Warriors figure to sign Curry to a five-year deal for about $205 million since he has taken less money in recent years to help finance a strong supporting cast. He can't do it alone.
"If we don't win a championship, then the season was unsuccessful", Richard Jefferson had said at shootaround before the Cavs staved off a sweep in Game 4 in Cleveland. "I'm really proud where I am right now as a player and being as consistent every year as I've been".
And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. But this is not an individual sport.
"I got nothing but love and respect for him and I can't wait to compete against him again next season", he said. For those guys in the Hamptons recruiting Durant that day and all the others, they can't wait for more.
"We were able to hit the switch, but those games in January, November, games people think aren't important, they're important to me and they would have been important to our ball club". "And he showed that". If a superstar can get about the same salary by switching to a much better team, there's little incentive not to do so.