Most believe it was the addition of All-Star forward Kevin Durant that put the Warriors over the top to claim their second title in three years.
The 28-year-old concluded his NBA Finals MVP performance averaging 35.2 points on 55.6 percent shooting from the field and 47.4 percent from beyond the arc. Like I said, I want to be here. And the different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship-winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year. "But everything that we went through as a team, individually, as an organization makes this day so much sweeter". He hinted he would opt out of a deal that pays him the maximum he can get in order to help Golden State's chances of re-signing players such as Andre Iguodala or Shaun Livingston - two key reserves on both title teams.
Durant deserves this championship.
"I'm not the GM of the team; I'm not in the front office, but I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said. "You don't see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion". "I answered I wouldn't go".
Cleveland had a lot of defensive breakdowns, and this play I saw in the fourth quarter was really indicative of how Golden State's offensive weapons can be used to get a defense all jittery and nervous as a means to produce simple buckets, thus upping their efficiency.
Earlier, Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob insisted the champions will fight tooth and nail to keep Curry and Durant. Coach Steve Kerr also has been outspoken about issues with Trump.
"Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen, what would I do", Curry said. "Still feel like that today", Curry said. "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. So we'll handle that accordingly".