Andrew believes the Golden State Warriors, who just finished knocking off Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the National Basketball Association championship, would be superior to the Michael Jordan-led Bulls of the 90s.
“Winning is.winning is fantastic”, Kerr said at his post-game news conference.
The alarm was sounded loud and clear by LeBron James not long after the NBA Finals ended, and every other player, coach and general manager around the league who did not end this season drenched in champagne surely agreed with what he was saying.
But it was Durant, who left Oklahoma City for Oakland at the end of last season, who carried the team.
The parade will take place Thursday morning in downtown Oakland, following the same route as the team’s parade to celebrate the 2015 National Basketball Association title. “You still getting spankings, I know you’re getting spankings, I recognize when a motherfucker gettin’ whooped”. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher.
Those are all quotes we’ve heard, rather regularly, over the course of the NBA playoffs, and perhaps more specifically over the course of this most recent NBA Finals.
If you’re a Golden State Warriors fan, I’m betting you’re probably in a pretty good mood today. A record 73 wins a year ago.
The Cavs narrowed the gap slightly in the third but the Warriors were able to keep their opponents at arm’s length to wrap up a second title in three years.
As he waited for a postgame interview, Wanda Durant embraced her son and tugged at his face, saying “You did it” to him.
Andre Iguodala came off the bench to score 20 points, including several dunks and 3-point shots, that seemed to rejuvenate the Warriors and their fans.
Sports works as entertainment in part because of unpredictability and competition, and both aspects were taken away from this season the moment last summer when Kevin Durant joined a 73-win team that was a goofy suspension away from winning two straight titles.
Ironically, this was to be the turning point of the game for Golden State, who went on a mammoth 21-2 run after LeBron’s slam over Durant.
“I want to say a special “thank you” to (assistant) Mike Brown for keeping this ship sailing smoothly while I was out”.
After the Cavaliers won the title in 2016, Golden State’s focus turned to a player who wasn’t in the NBA Finals: Durant. Kyrie Irving had 26, J.R. Smith had the best playoff game of his life with 25 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the three-point line, and though Kevin Love hardly scored he was an active rebounder and burst of energy throughout the game.
He’s said multiple times that Cavaliers-Warriors isn’t a rivalry despite a hilarious amount of evidence to the contrary.