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Adam Silver changes his stance on super-teams after Warriors win

Adam Silver changes his stance on super-teams after Warriors win”

The Warriors lured him to Golden State last summer with promises of creating an everlasting dynasty, and there's no real reason to believe they won't. The Finals performance capped a 16-1 postseason run that saw the Warriors look nearly unbeatable.

"I couldn't quit, and there were times I wanted to quit, and I often said the sacrifice for me was not dying, that's what I sacrificed for my kids, not checking out on them", Wanda Durant said.

"I ain't got to say nothing", Durant said, as if that was all he had to say.

But Durant was quick to congratulate last year's champions.

"We've overcome a lot of doubts", said Tulio Zelada, 28, a San Francisco resident who attended the parade.

As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry and Klay Thompson's outside shooting to create a deadly combination and potentially long-lasting one. "And when Steph turned that corner, I think it was after Christmas Day, when he turned that corner, we became nearly unbeatable".

"They have an incredible team". Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together.

James joined Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh at the Heat in pursuit of an National Basketball Association championship and did so in style in 2012 and 2013. Golden State general manager Bob Myers also was moved to tears given Kerr's courageous Finals comeback from an 11-game absence while dealing with complications from back surgery following the 2015 title run.

Cavaliers' forward LeBron James had a game-high 41 points and guard Kyrie Irving hit tough shots all night but defensive breakdowns by Cleveland led to easy baskets late in the game for the Warriors, igniting a deafening crowd.

espnW caught up with Mama Durant to discuss the mood at Oracle Arena when the Warriors snagged their big win and what advice she gave to KD before the game.

"Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James. Warriors Coach Steve Kerr missed several games this year with back issues. Averaging 28 points per game in the playoffs and 35 points per game in the Finals gets him some type of respect, but there's no denying what he did when he left Oklahoma City for Golden State.

"Somebody asked me about it a couple months ago, like a hypothetical, if a championship were to happen what I'd do and I think I answered 'I wouldn't go, '" he said.

On the way to his first NBA Championship, Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, including a five-of-eight performance from three-point range, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.



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