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Warriors next aim is fourth title in five National Basketball Association seasons

Warriors next aim is fourth title in five National Basketball Association seasons”

2017 Finals:June 12, 2017 - Finals - The Golden State Warriors defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers with a series win, 4-1.

Now Durant says he only needs to hammer out final details on a rich deal to remain with the Warriors, which would keep them as the team to beat next season. We've got a lot of three-time, two-time champs in there, and we'll have plenty of time in our lives to discuss that later. They know. They know. "Everyone's entitled to how that looks to them or feels - I get to decide how it feels for me". "I don't think anybody's even anxious about that stuff".

It is a formula for utter dominance, and the only drama in the second half of the 108-85 win to complete the sweep came when James checked out with four minutes to go, and one wondered if the Cleveland crowd would cry out in anguish or just go straight to the jersey-burning. That might have given Durant the MVP edge.

"But what (coach Tyronn Lue) did with his group and obviously what LeBron (James) does night after night is just incredible".

"You have to stay as young as you can", Myers said.

The greatness can't be questioned now.

Then the league's best team tightened the screws on Cleveland in the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 25-13 and prompting Golden State fans to begin those drawn-out "War-eee-orrss" chants that provide a flawless musical accompaniment to their 3-point barrages. But they need more than James to come to Los Angeles to be a playoff contender.

Las Vegas bookmakers last week listed the Warriors as the prohibitive favourites to win next year. "I'm going to be his biggest fan in there with what he's able to do".

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.

When it was all over Friday night, there was both an arrogance and a humility to Durant - both understandable.

And LeBron James made it clear that, after 15 seasons, he still is in what he described as "championship mode", and his decision on what route to take in free agency will be driven by the desire to surround himself with "cerebral players".

Seat Pleasant, Maryland, is a little town just outside of Washington. Long story short: he already knew that he'd be touching that Larry O'Brien trophy for the second time in a row.

"I haven't really thought about it, to be honest", Curry said. "But after a game like that, I'm not in any position to talk about that".

"When you get on the podium and you realize all the hard work that you put into it and all that you've been through led to that moment, it never gets boring", Curry said. "But to travel the world and meet different people, and go to different arenas and different cities and countries around the world, I'm just forever grateful for this opportunity". Those performances couldn't get the job done, either.

Disproving doubters, disproving critics, that's just a bonus.

"We would make Philadelphia the favorite", he said.



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