Curry, Durant Committed To Keeping Team Together
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 22:49
Nearly as soon as the final buzzer sounded on Monday night and Golden State became the 2017 NBA champions, many followers of both basketball and politics began to wonder whether or not the Warriors would take part in the White House visit that traditionally comes with winning a championship in a North American sport. So, sorry I went on a little rant, but that's how I feel about the team.
Golden State cruised to its second championship ring thanks to Kevin Durant, who claimed Finals MVP honors after posting the most efficient scoring performance in Finals history.
Fans who gathered in Oakland for Thursday's parade said they expected more championships from the team in the years to come.
"I do think that fans wanted to see all of that star power every night", Sobieski says.
Curry starred in the series, combining with Kevin Durant to score 41 points in Game 5 on Monday, and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 for the Warriors second championship in three years.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - They are called the Golden State Warriors, but they don't belong to all of California. The Cavaliers had a lot of one or the other this past season: J.R. Smith and Korver were offense-heavy but hurt Cleveland on the other end, while Iman Shumpert was so unplayable offensively that he only saw the floor for four minutes in Golden State's title-clinching win. So that's a decision I will make every single day when I wake up. "I think we handle [the White House situation] when it gets there".
"It's just a great group of guys, great community, great arena, great fans", Durant said after the Warriors clinched the title.
They went 15-1 in the postseason, with sweeps in the first three rounds before beating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the finals. "We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better". That's not going to happen. "I don't believe we're a super team here".
In the past, Curry and head coach Steve Kerr have both been vocal critics of the president.
"I have a take, but I'm going to leave it to myself right now", Durant added. Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together and the different kind of ceremonies that have happened around championship-winning teams.
"We don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year".
"We haven't played great thus far, but there's no pressure on us", said Cleveland's reserve forward Richard Jefferson before the fifth game.