Just two teams (Miami Heat and Cavaliers) have represented the Eastern Conference in the Finals the last seven seasons, while the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs representing the Western Conference the last five seasons.
"I had a letdown previous year", Green said.
Were those teams as super as this year's Warriors? And then when I came back, we just kept going from there. "It's easier said than done obviously, but that's the goal".
The championship is also huge for Stephen Curry's legacy as he now has two rings and two MVP awards.
For one, instead of Harrison Barnes, who averaged less than 10 points per game in last year's Finals, the Warriors upgraded to Kevin Durant, whose 34.3 points per game average might have him in line for Finals MVP. "And I was like, OK, we left everything on the floor, and it still wasn't enough".
"It's a special team, a special group", Durant said. "The beauty of what I know of this team, we all want to provide for our families, we want to get all that we can out of this game while we still have the legs to do it, but there are no egos when it comes to that side of the equation when it comes to us as professional athletes".
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"Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James.
The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year.
He's advanced to seven straight and eight overall in his 14-year career and has surfaced a 3-5 record, while guys like Michael Jordan (6-0), Bill Russell (11-1) and Robert Horry (7-0) have ideal or unblemished records in the pinnacle of basketball.
A lot was said before these Finals about the non-competitiveness of the National Basketball Association playoffs - the Warriors became the first team in history to start the playoffs 15-0 and sport a point differential of 13.8 points, while the Cavaliers lost just once before the Finals.
"I was expecting more", coach Steve Kerr told KTVU-TV, joking about the size of the crowd.
"We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said. "He had an awesome series, just dominated", Kerr said.
"We're a resilient team", Love said.