For the second time in three years, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions. "When you didn't eat, you made sure we ate and [you] went to sleep hungry". Every time James and Kyrie Irving kickstarted a run and got their hands on the ledge, Durant was there, rising up for a three and stomping his landing right on their fingers. "I know our front office is going to continue to try to put our ball club, put our franchise in a position where we can compete for a championship year in and year out", James said.
Durant, who lost in his only previous Finals appearance, led the way for the Warriors with 39 points and was relieved after feeling pressure to deliver prior to the game.
The run helped the Warriors win the second quarter by 15 points.
This isn't the first time Durant has sent some love Rihanna's way.
"That's what Andre's been doing all year". Those are MVP level stats nearly every year.
Hate it or love it, after falling short for almost a decade falling short and electing to trade in his Oklahoma City jersey for one of the golden variety, Kevin Durant is finally an National Basketball Association champion.
"I understand that", West told NBA TV's David Aldridge when reminded that he gave up a lot of money.
He was asked postgame to compare the 2015 Finals win to the current one.
One thing is clear - if no one can assemble a truly special team, the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy could very well reside in the Bay Area for years to come.
It was a storybook ending for the former Texas Longhorns star, who controversially departed from the Oklahoma City Thunder and headed west in pursuit his first ever National Basketball Association championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers also visited a year ago after cinching their championship; Obama also called Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue personally after the win, and noted that he emailed Lebron James personally to congratulate him on the win.
Cleveland: James (41 + 13 rebounds + 8 assists), Irving (26 + 6 assists), Smith (25).