Kevin Durant's non-foul on LeBron James looms large in Warriors' run


For Kevin Durant, it was his first title and also his first Finals MVP win as he played phenomenal basketball all series long.

After coming out to a ideal 15-0 in post season, the Warriors dropped game 4 in Cleveland against the Cavaliers and finished off the series Monday night in Oakland with a 129-120 win.

And as Sports Illustrated writer Ben Golliver noted, LeBron James will certainly need something more to compete with the Warriors, who have Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green all remaining with the team for years to come and all at their peak.

If you're angry about the Golden State Warriors, you should be angry that a thousand years ago, in another world in the National Basketball Association and another world in sports, the Knicks - who had beaten the Bullets when the Bullets had Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - went out and made a trade for Earl and won with him.

"We're going down as one of the best teams ever and that's a special thing you can not take away from us", Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala said.

Last night, Wanda made yet another appearance as her son accepted an even more impressive MVP award, this one for the NBA Finals.

None of that was an issue for the Warriors as Durant has been called an unselfish player whose only desire was to do whatever is in the best interests of his team. "I'm trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things", he told The Washington Post earlier this year.

But just like they were in 2015, the Warriors were too hot to handle.

Durant won himself the honor of Finals MVP with a team high of 39 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and clearly, his mother couldn't be prouder.

"LeBron and Kyrie I've never seen nothing like them two before".

Kyrie Irving followed up his 40-point gem in Friday's Game 4 with 26 points, but he shot 9 for 22. "We weren't able to get over the hump and accomplish what we ultimately wanted to do", he added.

"We prevailed, we are champions and it was incredible to do it on our own floor". "That's the type of guy that I want to be with every single time".

Completing a ideal 9-0 run at home during the postseason, the Warriors became the first San Francisco Bay Area team to win a championship at home since the Oakland Athletics won the 1974 World Series.

Johnson, a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980, averaged 21.5 points, 11.2 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 2.7 steals in 42.7 minutes per game during that Finals.



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