Whatever the case may be, the Warriors are the 2018 NBA Champions. In the 1974-1975 season, the underdog Warriors side led by Ricky Barry upstaged their heavy favourite Washington Bullets counterparts by emerging triumphant in the first four of the best-of-seven titular series.
Here's what he brings to the Warriors: 26.4 points per game in this regular season, 29 points per game in the playoffs, a 43-point explosion in Game 3 that will go into NBA Finals lore and a triple-double in the series clincher to cap it all off. What could you want more from a point guard, ability to run the offense and get others open while also being able to guard and take away the ball handling skills from the opposing point guard? I'd love to have him for 10 years.
Coaching a Warriors team featuring Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, all of whom are likely to make the Hall of Fame, Kerr accepts he has been lucky in his career, but jokingly suggested he is now targeting beating Jackson's number of titles. "I'm honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I'm excited for fans to see it". I want to see Quinn Cook come back a better player. They were a lot younger the last time I made a decision like this four years ago. "I'm going to be the biggest fan in there with what he's able to do".
"K.D. has been wonderful these last two years, especially in the finals and so deserving of back-to-back finals MVPs", Curry said.
That's now the question: How long can the Warriors keep this thing going? The Lakers have won the second most, 16, with 11 wins in Los Angeles and 5 in Minneapolis.
"When you get on the podium and you realize all the hard work that you put into it and all that you've been through led to that moment, it never gets tiresome", Curry said.
"To win in a sweep feels pretty good", said Durant, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Finals for the second straight year. So I kind of try to just stand on that.
"I still want to be in championship mode, " the 33-year-old said following his eighth straight National Basketball Association finals appearance. "One of the great things about having the talent around him is that he gets to win championships".
Although most of us could have accurately predicted who would win the series coming out of Golden State's Western Conference Finals series with the Houston Rockets, none of could have confidently predicted which Dubs player would make it out with the 2018 Finals MVP trophy. It was all about let's win championships together, and that's what this is about. It's a nine-month grind. going through this four years in a row, it's a major grind. "For sure this was the toughest of the four (years)".
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