Warriors say no decision has been made on White House visit

Beth Cruz
June 16, 2017

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

Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted National Basketball Association championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

Curry embraced Durant's arrival after the Warriors dropped last year's finals to Cleveland in seven games, an unselfish attitude that reflected Durant's desires and created an inside-outside pairing that was almost unstoppable.

James & Co. went on to lose the contest 129-120.

"We learned from everything we've been through", Curry said during the trophy celebration. He also did so last week in Game 4.

And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come.

"Just the camaraderie, the togetherness, that's what it was about". And yet despite all those great qualities, he has never come close to winning a championship.

But first, Durant embraced another special someone too.

Yes, LeBron has a receding hairline, so much so that he could arguably be called balding by the time he finally made a decision to ditch the headband in 2015, saying he just wanted to look the same as his teammates. And it was just a matter of time before we were going to break through.

Last night, the Golden State Warriors etched their spot in history, winning their second National Basketball Association championship in three years, and everyone's mind immediately pivoted to whether they would follow in the footsteps of every National Basketball Association champion before them.

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.

"It's different just because of what happened previous year to be honest", Curry said.

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

"Oakland represents all of us", Kerr told KTVU. "This is something we want to continue to do".

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