After taking a lot of criticism for signing with Golden State last summer - people thought he was somehow wrong for joining an already established championship team - Durant put an exclamation point on his decision, leading the Warriors past the Cleveland Cavaliers in a dominant five-game Finals performance.
They beat us tonight.
It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown. "Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. From my eyes, they're built to last a few years".
But Business Insider pointed out Warriors coach Steve Kerr - who has openly criticized the Trump administration's proposed travel ban - reportedly decided in November that he wouldn't accept an invitation to the White House if the Warriors won the championship. "It's fun to be part of this". "All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year". Boys gotta join forces to see us!More news: New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead
Does Cavaliers general manager David Griffin look to star free agents or trade deals? Miami would win back-to-back titles over the next two seasons, and see their shooting peak during the last two years with James on the roster, posting effective field goal percentages (eFG%), which accounts for three-point shots being worth one more than a two-point attempt, of 55.2 and 55.4 percent in 2012-13 and 2013-14, respectively. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the Finals? "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are. And we are going to move forward with that when we have a chance to". I'm locked back in. "And if I'm complaining about $44 million over four years, then I've got other issues in my life". The upswing provided a positive end to a season that was the first covered under a new contract that sees ESPN and TNT paying a combined $2.66 billion per year to broadcast National Basketball Association games through the 2024-25 season. But speculation has centered whether the Warriors would refuse a meeting with Trump.
And if you're a Golden State fan, that's the real reason to celebrate. If that holds true, it would help the Warriors significantly.
"We all know (that it is getting worse)", Iguodala said of racism. "What we've built here is truly special". And Durant knows James will soon be working on new ways to dethrone the Warriors. "I've got nothing but love and respect for him and I can't wait to compete against him again next season".