Stephen Curry deserves plenty of credit for Kevin Durant’s Finals MVP season
“I think the proof is obviously in what we were able to accomplish from that point on in the regular season, being 16-1 in the playoffs, everybody being the best version of themselves and putting all the puzzle pieces together”.
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. “And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that”.
Leaving the Oracle Arena where the finals took place, Durant saw a group of fans celebrating the team’s championship win and decided that he needed to show them some love and support for coming along and cheering for the team. But at the end of the day from when I played him in the 2012 Finals to now, like I said, experience is the best teacher in life, and he’s just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing. It’s also what’s set these Warriors up as the favorites to win the title for years to come.
At the time, Durant called the leadup to his decision the most challenging few weeks of his National Basketball Association career, and even said it was not about winning titles but about personal growth and quality-of-life choices.
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).
Durant was already one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history before his move to the Warriors after collecting the scoring title four times and picking up MVPs honors in 2014.
Were those teams as super as this year’s Warriors?
Durant averaged 35.2 points over the five-game series against the Cavaliers. I’m not happy at all. “He was incredible all season long”.