Golden State takes 2nd NBA title in 3 years

Esther Moore
June 16, 2017

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It's fitting that the final game of the 2017 National Basketball Association season was ultimately decided by what always seems to decide Golden State Warriors games.

One year after the most devastating collapse in NBA Finals history, the Golden State Warriors are back on top as NBA champions.

Yet the two-time reigning MVP and new NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant said Wednesday they would consider taking less money to keep the core of the champion Golden State Warriors intact.

"It's a team sport and I wanted to achieve the highest honor, which is win a championship", Durant said, saying it was fulfillment of a childhood dream.

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Durant's stellar play all season and throughout the playoffs vindicated Golden State's massive payout to the superstar in a controversial off-season deal. And even prior to having his moments in the Finals spotlight, many fans have already speculated that this year's title run might be the last for the 27-year-old sharpshooter as a member of the Warriors. I came in and tried to help my team. They said this year, they've heard it could be 1.5 million up to 2 million spectators, so they are bracing for a record-setting day.

"But as a team we're going to have a conversation". "All the pieces that we have are important to the equation of winning a championship and competing for a championship every single year".

Myers realizes adding Durant might not have worked so well with anyone but the Warriors. "I answered I wouldn't go. Obviously, he's more dominant than both me and Magic because of the way that he plays the game - his physicality, and his athleticism surpasses Magic, as well as me", he said. "So we'll handle that accordingly and responsibly and do the right thing for us individually and as a group". The result was exactly what you'd expect from one of the greatest collections of talent the league has ever known.

However as Zach Lowe pointed out in a recent interview for ESPN, Thompson is very much comfortable with his role as one of the key cogs to Golden State's well-oiled machine, rather than vying to become the team's main driving engine.

"Steph definitely took a back seat to start the season until he realized we didn't need him to take a back seat, we need you to be aggressive as you're going to be", forward Draymond Green said.

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