Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

Share

Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game while shooting 55% from the field.

Kevin Durant's 28.8-point playoff career scoring average ranks fourth all-time, trailing only Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Jerry West and ranking just ahead of LeBron James at 28.4.

Warriors point guard Stephen Curry said the experience of losing last year's Finals served them well this season.

"The way that he embraced the opportunity in the Finals, it was unbelievable", Curry said.

Speaking on ESPN's First Take Lacob was asked if the thought had crossed his mind since the Warriors wrapped up the NBA Finals series against Cleveland. Superteam? No, we just work extremely well together.

Okay, so maybe I was a year premature in proclaiming that the Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball.

Most believe it was the addition of All-Star forward Kevin Durant that put the Warriors over the top to claim their second title in three years.

General Manager Bob Myers, who helped assemble the Warriors lineup after the franchise spent years as the league's laughing stock, and savvy owner Joe Lacob fill out the rest of the team. In his lone season with the team, Durant said it's the selflessness that stands out to him.

Dismissing haters is not such a big deal to Durant as they might imagine. "I'm just happy to be a leader on this team that can understand the goals that we set out for ourselves and try to get it done the best way we could". "Proving haters wrong, that's cool for me to talk about on Instagram or Twitter".

So don't tell me winning wasn't easy.

Their speed, movement, and ability to share the ball and play together, combined with their will and ability to shoot accurately from long range has had this league and its coaches staying up late hours trying to find ways to slow them down. "And if I'm complaining about $44 million over four years, then I've got other issues in my life".

The NBA trade rumors connecting Paul George to the Cleveland Cavaliers are heating up in the wake of Cleveland's loss in the NBA Finals, with reports that Kevin Love may be headed to in to give the Cavs the missing piece needed to beat the Golden State Warriors. But, Facebook says the most "Wow'd" post was James' outta nowhere self alley-oop off the backboard in Game 4. "It was just a proud moment, something that you never, ever forget".

Share