Nike airs 'Debate This' ad after Kevin Durant becomes National Basketball Association champion

Nike airs 'Debate This' ad after Kevin Durant becomes National Basketball Association champion”

Durant, in addition to winning his first National Basketball Association title, was named the Finals MVP in the Warriors' 4-1 series win.

A basketball team with the two best shooters in the world, the best pure scorer in the world, and the most versatile and fearsome defender in the world just won the NBA Finals.

"So I probably got to beat him in the gym". There was no shame in falling for the second time in three years to the Warriors, a 73-win team that needed Durant to dethrone James.

So Durant made the necessary choice. Nobody will have the same 15 players they ended the season with.

Even when he hurt his knee and was out for a few weeks, the hate spewing from the spigot of doubters could not be deterred, some nearly cheering his injury as a personal "I told you he couldn't do it" moment of self-gratification.

In a 67-win season featuring the winningest playoff run in National Basketball Association history, the Warriors were as dominant as you could've expected.

The big one was the more meaningful one. The streak continued as he scored 30 points in game 3 and went 6-11 from beyond the arc. Durant outscored LeBron in three of the five games.

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And yet, in the aftermath, LeBron was very much the story, at least in Durant's eyes. "I don't believe in that", James said. It was part of the enormous respect Durant has for LeBron, something he verbalized throughout the night. From the Hakeem Olajuwon-Charles Barkley-Scottie Pippen Rockets of the '90s, to the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh Heat of recent years, superstars coming together have not always resulted in a championship in their first season together, if ever. But that's where the sympathy ended. "So I've also realized that as far as becoming more of a team player, since my first year I've grown so much and I'm proud of myself in that area as well, but I've got a long ways to go".

"I just wanted to lay it all out there". "They're assembled as good as you can assemble, and I played against some really, really good teams that was assembled perfectly, and they're right up there". You need that. And when we come out the beginning of Game 4 and lose shooters and turn the ball over carelessly, we're obviously not ready.

It sounded like the slightest bit of shade, perhaps even a bit of envy. And at the end of the day, nobody can - no matter what anybody says from now on in your career or whatever they say, they can never take away from you being a champion.

The Warriors' statement comes less than 24 hours after Clemson visited the White House to honor a national championship win against Alabama in January, in which President Trump said the Tigers "won a championship game for the ages".

That made Durant's move even less palatable to some than the scorned Decision.

He hugged mother Wanda many a time. "I'm not happy at all", James said of Durant. "He had such a storied history in Oklahoma". James will try and lure more help to come to Cleveland. Now Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and the Warriors have found the range. He dunked, rained threes and blocked shots en route to a post-season run of 16-1, the only loss being Game 4 of the Finals where he still dropped 35/4/4, respectively. But Curry wouldn't have been on stage as a two-time champion if not for Durant. I'd be honored to welcome the team to the U.S. Capitol. There were several instances from Game 5 that Iguodala showed his value to this Warriors juggernaut on defense.

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