Warriors Win Title, LeBron Contemplates Future
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 15:48
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The city of Oakland is gearing up for a Thursday parade to celebrate the Golden State Warriors latest National Basketball Association title, officials said following their win.
While the Warriors haven't formally met to discuss whether they will visit President Donald Trump's White House as is customary for championship teams, Curry said his mind hasn't changed from when he was asked earlier this year about the possibility. "What we've built here is truly special, it's unique, it's something that you don't want to see end at all", Curry said.
Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 on Monday night.
The 33-year-old swingman, known as a ferocious defender and dunker as well as being socially conscious, suggested it's possible Trump may not even be in the White House by the time the team potentially heads to Washington D.C. and that a scheduling conflict could eventually lead to the country's buzzy aspersion, "fake news".
The Warriors bested LeBron James, who scored 41-points as part of a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
"We hadn't talked about it much, probably some side conversations here and there", Curry said.
"Y'all might write about it". "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here".
To add to his long list of titles, Durant was also named the 2017 NBA Finals MVP - a feat that has only been accomplished by Magic Johnson and Moses Malone. And forward David West made it clear Trump went against his belief system.
"The last couple of days I've thought about it [his future]". That's a realistic thing to say though, right? "I think it's just the ignorance, the convenient ignorance". Like I said, I want to be here. "And I think that's done on objective".
"Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard", coach Steve Kerr said back in May.
And in February, Curry took umbrage with the chief executive of one of his sponsors, who claimed Trump was a "real asset" to the country.
Then, it's back to business for the Warriors.
The reigning two-time MVP reiterated Wednesday that he stands by his previous comments in response to the hypothetical question about whether he would visit the Trump White House if the Warriors were to win a championship.