The Cavaliers can offer James the biggest deal: 5 years and more than $200 million.
"You don't want to cheat the moment", Curry said, the victory champagne still drying on his clothes and skin, wanting no part of any talk about dynasties or anything like that. And they have just met in the Finals for the fourth straight year, the first time that has happened in any of the four major North American leagues. "He's more of your partner, really".
"I hope that doesn't sound arrogant".
The Warriors showed once again they are more valuable due to their depth. But it's a very different feeling. "So I'm just trying to prove to myself that I could just stay in it for the long haul, and hopefully I continue to have some success". Kevin Durant says he isn't going anywhere.
"Not for me to answer that question", Curry shrugged in reply. "That's the only thing that matters to us". They understand when they get on the court with me or if they check up with me, they know what it is.
The Cavs not only look to be nearing the end of their run of dominating the Eastern Conference, but they have few paths to improve this offseason thanks to a bevy of large contracts and lack of attractive trade assets. "They had an fantastic run".
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To which Curry said, "Amen", in so many words. "We won two championships". Kevin Durant, look what he did for us a year ago.
"I don't even know where I was".
While the Heat management will make the requisite effort to recruit James again, most likely led by his close friend Wade, the team's current status doesn't quite fit the veteran's parameters.
Kerr said the only thing that ever matters to Curry is winning titles.
Here's what he brings to the Warriors: 26.4 points per game in this regular season, 29 points per game in the playoffs, a 43-point explosion in Game 3 that will go into NBA Finals lore and a triple-double in the series clincher to cap it all off. "To win a championship on top of that means a lot". You guys can write about MVP.
Regardless, the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors top the betting board as +125 favorites (wager $100 to win $125) to win their third title in a row, something that has not been accomplished since the Los Angeles Lakers completed their three-peat back in 2002. "Obviously if he came back, they won't be 30-1".
"What happened? Self-inflicted, postgame after Game 1". The summer of 2016 was unforgettable, with a downtown parade that James has said overwhelmed him with emotion. Golden State won the game 110-102.
A video of him exchanging elaborate handshakes with his sons immediately after Game 4 had some fans crying foul, as did the replay of his two-handed, off-the-backboard dunk in Game 3 that he finished with such force.
It's hard to tell how much the injury affected James.
That's why he feels vindication, overcoming that.
The Warriors buried the Cavaliers in the third quarter, holding them to 13 points on 4-for-17 shooting.
There's a tug-of-war going on between James' brain and heart.
"Certain challenges, some were apparent, some not", Myers said. That's the beauty of their team. "I think we love to see each other succeed".
Thompson had all 10 of his points in the third period, during which Golden State outscored the Cavaliers 25-13.
In two finals before the Warriors signed Durant, Golden State split with Cleveland and went 7-6. All the Warriors do is win, on their own terms.
The Warriors - the darlings of professional sports not more than three years ago - have become villains. When James, who only attempted three shots from the floor during the second half, left the game with about four minutes to play, he did so to a standing ovation from a home crowd that were chanting "M-V-P, M-V-P". If James decides to opt out of the final year of his contract and sign with another team as an unrestricted free agent, there is a strong possibility that the Cavaliers will make Love available on the trading block and start a full-scale rebuild.