Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant look to build a Warriors dynasty

Hazel Gray
June 14, 2017

The Warriors attended the White House ceremony to honor their 2015 NBA Finals title when former President Barack Obama was in the White House.

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.

Meanwhile, Durant was named 2017 NBA Finals MVP for averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists through five games. Take the Golden State Warriors, who won their 2nd National Basketball Association title in three years Monday night. That helped LeBron James bring the first major sports championship to the city in more than 50 years.

James scored 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists.

Monday night's episode of Jeopardy!, which was nearly certainly pre-recorded weeks or even months ago, ended up being well-timed for the Warriors' Game 5 win to become the 2017 NBA Champions. But after losing to the Cavs in the Finals, they added Kevin Durant to a terrific core. "But at the end of the day from when I played him in the 2012 Finals to now, experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing". "Steph definitely took a back seat to start the season until he realized we didn't need him to take a back seat". It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are.

As unforgettable for the rest of the National Basketball Association was the way the Warriors attacked the season, blending Durant's inside power with Curry and Klay Thompson's outside shooting to create a deadly combination and potentially long-lasting one.

But there's only one time in NBA history has the NBA Finals MVP award gone to a player from the losing squad - Jerry West claimed the award in the 1968-69 season, when his Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games.

One vehicle was damaged when fans jumped on its roof, police said. So for me personally I have no reason to put my head down.

"I ain't got nothing left to say", he said, flashing his trophy.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr sees Durant as that missing piece to turning a formidable club into a historic juggernaut.

But assembling great players has never been a guarantee of instant success as too many star players can sometimes create issues with how the ball should get distributed.

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