Will the Warriors visit Trump and the White House?

William and Rizal's father, Ray Cahambing, said it was unfortunate Oakland was losing the Warriors, "but the diehard fans" would make the trip across the Bay to San Francisco to see the team.

Bryant said players should put politics aside.

And it came a year after an epic disappointment when the team blew a 3-1 lead against those same Cavaliers despite the best regular season in National Basketball Association history. When asked after Game 5 of how the Cavs can clear the hurdle that is the Warriors juggernaut, James only vaguely said he has to figure things out.

ABC will likely see final adjustments from Nielsen secure the series as its most-watched (on average) in almost 20 years, though the series' conclusion won't reach the highs of last year's Game 7. It's about winning. I think he knew that. The Cavaliers are also a Super Team now, teaming James up with Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. "This is something that we want to continue to do, but for us to have these conversations that we had nearly a year ago and now being in this position, worth every shot we took in practice, fighting through injuries that he had this year, and it's an unbelievable feeling". "I would actually take a pay cut to do that". "I've definitely had thoughts about it".

Build a roster in the mold of the Cavaliers - heavy on 3-point shooters, light on natural defenders - preach more defensive commitment and communication, and a team might have something special.

Now, the Warriors will face a frenzy of free-agent moves this summer to try to keep as many stars and brilliant backups as possible around for another run in 2018.

Steve and I have a great relationship from our time together in Phoenix while I was general manager, and we share a lot of beliefs about how the game should be played and about the work ethic that goes in to being great. Ownership feels that, ownership invests in it. "It may not look good on the books moving forward and people may look at it and say, 'Oh my god, they've mortgaged their future.' Well, if LeBron and Kyrie [Irving] and Kevin [Love] are gone, and we become a lottery pick, we'll have those picks because they're protected". While it's true that Kevin Love had a great season with the Cavaliers, it is not very likely that they can beat this incredible Warriors team with him.

  • Julie Sanders