Some call him a snake, others refer to him as a cupcake after his decision to leave Oklahoma City and sign with Golden State.
With the firepower of Durant plus the Splash Brothers and Draymond Green, Barry said, there could be more championships ahead. He averaged 35 points a game as the Golden State Warriors clobbered the Cleveland Cavaliers. She cheered him on courtside during Game 1 on this year's Finals, with some reports claiming she yelled "brick!" at Durant as he shot a free throw. If not for the Warriors, the Cavs dominance would be an overwhelming playoff storyline. 39 points on 14-for-20 shooting in the Finals clincher.
Some would argue that Kevin Durant took James's super team strategy when the superstar forward left his initial National Basketball Association squad, the Oklahoma City Thunder and signed with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson's stacked Golden State Warriors team.
"I just wanted to lay it all out there". "I put in the work individually, in the film room, in my mind, my body every, single day to prepare myself for whatever obstacle that this ball club entails". "He had an fantastic series, just dominated". "We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better".
"I mean, you average over 30 points a game in a Finals?"
In doing so, he cemented the feat of becoming the first player in history to average a triple-double during the NBA Finals, per the Cavaliers' Twitter account.
"I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre past year before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here", Curry said.
LeBron James has now lost five Finals in eight appearances - only the fourth player to come up short in five NBA Finals. I'll have that mindset, KD's going to have that mindset, I know Dre, Shaun, all the guys that are up for negotiating a new contract. "But obviously as a team we're going to have a conversation. We had that huge run in the second quarter, which changed everything".
One year after completing possibly the greatest comeback in NBA history by coming back from down 3-1 to defeat the 73-win Golden State Warriors, the #Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated 4-1 in this year's NBA Finals. Unlike last season, there will be no jokes about blowing a 3-1 lead; the Warriors took care of business in championship fashion.
LEBRON JAMES: Well, I'm not happy he won his first.