Barack Obama Texted Kevin Durant After Finals Win, Praised His Defense

Lynette Rowe
June 15, 2017

The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch their second championship in three years Monday night. "The beauty of what I know of this team, we all want to provide for our families, we want to get all that we can out of this game while we still have the legs to do it, but there are no egos when it comes to that side of the equation when it comes to us as professional athletes".

After 10 years playing in the league, an MVP season, one lost final and negative attention after his decision to join the Warriors and leave Oklahoma, Kevin Durant finally became a champion. 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. Heartbreakingly, it all came crashing down as LeBron James and his Cavs came back from the deficit to close out the series 4-3, becoming the first National Basketball Association team in history to win in the finals after trailing 3-1 and, naturally, shattering the Warriors dream win. He picked it up in game 2 when he shot 8 of 12 and scored 22 points.

This is the most watched NBA Finals since 1998, even besting last season's seven-game classic.

"It's hard to compare to what that feeling was the first time, but it's pretty close", Curry said.

The Warriors won the title in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback past year. Per Nielsen, the latest chapter in the history of the Cleveland-Golden State rivalry averaged a 7.4 in the core TV demo, which works out to just shy of 9.5 million adults 18-49.

Police issued more than 40 citations and towed at least 30 cars that were driving recklessly on city streets following the Golden State Warriors championship win. Not to mention a healthy one after his 2016 injuries. "In a closeout game in the Finals, he's a big dog". He decided to make history, and now he has, and now the Warriors came as close as they did to going 16-0 in this postseason. West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. Last week, James said he didn't know how many years he has left.

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James averaged 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists while shooting.564 from the field and.387 from three-point range against the Warriors.

"I wouldn't call it revenge", Iguodala said. Because they're built for - from my eyes, they're built to last a few years. The game also silenced Golden State's hopes of a 16-0 playoff winning streak, making it their first loss of the postseason.

In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have enough top-class talent to topple the Warriors, even with four-time league Most Valuable Player James doing all he could to keep his team in it.

Both teams showcased superstar line-ups and an intense desire to win the title, with the Warriors particularly looking for a storybook ending to their record-breaking season.

We are going to mention just a part of Durant's speech at the MVP Reception, which refers to his mother.

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