Warriors: No decision yet on White House visit
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 20:18
Capturing a second title in three seasons in historic fashion has put the Golden State Warriors among some of the NBA's greatest championship squads, overcoming a heartbreaking setback to become even better. [They said] he couldn't play in the league, he couldn't start in the National Basketball Association.
"They have an incredible team".
Things are going well for Kevin Durant.
It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown.
It's hard to believe LeBron James when he says he has never been part of a super team given he now plays beside Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.
"Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down". "Because they're built for. from my eyes, they're built to last a few years".
Additionally, the Warriors got double-digit scoring efforts from shooting guard Stephen Curry (34 points), shooting guard Klay Thompson (11), power forward Draymond Green (10) and reserve forward Andre Iguodala (20).
Coach Tyronn Lue said he "broke down" and could not even finish his speech in the locker room. "It's fun to be part of this. We'll see how long".
For James, already a three-times champion, the loss puts him in rare company as only the fourth player to come up short in five NBA Finals.
Does Cavaliers general manager David Griffin look to star free agents or trade deals? How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the Finals? "The beauty of what I know of this team, we all want to provide for our families, we want to get all that we can out of this game while we still have the legs to do it, but there are no egos when it comes to that side of the equation when it comes to us as professional athletes".
"Obama. He sent a text through somebody to get to me", Durant said.
Surprisingly, for me at least, last night was kind of cathartic in a way.
However, James could also opt out of his contract after next season, so he will want to see some swift progress.
Kevin Durant, who joined the Warriors before the season, was named the Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
Durant came back late in the regular season from a 19-game absence with a left knee injury, then dealt with a tender calf early in the playoffs.
The Warriors are an unselfish collection of big-time players.
"We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. "In the context of keeping the team together, if there are decisions that need to be made, we'll talk about it for sure".
Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors.