Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on top
Jun 20 2017
Two days after capturing the franchise's second title in three years against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors prepared to part ways for what will be a busy offseason for general manager Bob Myers and the front office.
When Kevin Durant signed with the Warriors last summer, he infuriated National Basketball Association fans by saying the move to Golden State, which had just won an NBA-record 73 games and lost the Finals in seven games, was "the hardest road" to winning his first championship.
You can question the coaching or certain players on the team, but you can never question whether or not the ClevelandCavaliers cared about losing in the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after the Warriors score on the Portland Trail Blazers in game three of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Moda Centre, Portland April 22, 2017. "And I know he wants to be here and we want him here". Barring something insane happening, like a major injury and/or an unexpected member of one of the team's cores demanding a trade, we're probably getting this again.
"We make each other better and it's not about who gets the credit", Durant said. It's unique, it's something that you don't want to see end at all. You don't force anybody to have to take that approach, but at the end of the day, we know what's best for us as a group going forward and we're going to do whatever we can to keep this team together. "I answered I wouldn't go". We'll see what happens.
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.
Obama also told Durant to "enjoy it, have some fun" following his first title win. The Warriors are owned by multi-billionaire Joe Lacob and are set to move into what could be the NBA's premier arena in 2019. "I still feel that way today". "But obviously as a team we're going to have a conversation".
"We had a moment". Nothing should distract from what we were able to accomplish together and the different kind of ceremonies that have happened around championship-winning teams. "So we'll handle that accordingly".