Curry and Durant want Warriors stay
After the Golden State Warriors knocked out the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals Monday night, James was asked if he believes the league benefits from superstar players joining forces to chase titles.
The Warriors, who beat Cleveland in the 2015 Finals only to lose to them previous year after squandering a 3-1 series lead, went a record-setting 16-1 in the playoffs, their only loss coming in Game Four of the best-of-seven championship.
Durant and Curry were unstoppable; Durant scored 30 points or more in all five Finals games, averaging 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
“We’re obviously just getting started”, the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player said.
“One thing my pops always told me is you never count another man’s money”, Curry says in an interview with Tim Kawakami of The Mercury News.
The NBA season is finally over and the Golden State Warriors are the champions for the 2016/2017 season.
Finals MVP Durant – who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in search of an elusive championship – has a player option for 2017-18, while star guard Curry is coming off contract.
For the most part, I think Lue is on the right track.
It validated the notion of Warriors general manager Bob Myers, who risked what he had built counting on Durant to be the final piece in building a juggernaut.
And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come. “We all carry weight”. A lot of people doubted Steph, saying he wasn’t going to be this good. “And if I’m complaining about $44 million over four years, then I’ve got other issues in my life”. Most times, it doesn’t.
Dismissing haters is not such a big deal to Durant as they might imagine.
Kerr said he was proud that the team “came back from the heartbreak of previous year”. “Proving haters wrong, that’s cool for me to talk about on Instagram or Twitter”.
“I just wanted to lay it all out there”.
Even though this particular Finals didn’t go the way LeBron James probably hoped it would, it only solidified The King’s status as one of the game’s all-time greats.
And just so you know, I don’t support the Cavaliers, I support Orlando Magic and have done since I was young.
The four-time league MVP is now in the latter stages of his career after 14 National Basketball Association seasons – and questions are mounting over his future.
This year, it was poor Game 3 stretch capped by Durant’s stare-down dagger in front of James, a ruthless triple that ended Cleveland’s last-gasp attempt to defend its title.