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Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

Durant's text to Draymond after Warriors lost Game 7 of 2016 Finals Golden State guzzles $150k worth of champagne as Stephen Curry talks dynasty at the Warriors
Spencer Simpson | 18 June, 2017, 01:08

There will be one question inevitably asked this offseason by most of the 29 other teams in the National Basketball Association whose fingers didn't get to smudge the golden surface of the Larry O'Brien Trophy this year. And he looks forward to the nice payday.

"It would mean everything".

"They're going to be here for a while", James said after the Finals ended, his words coming as the Warriors' celebration was still going in earnest. It is a business. "There are decisions that need to be made every single year, and you have to assess the situation as it is".

To make sure we're giving every Finals MVP the same opportunity and window to produce, we've made a decision to look at Per 100 numbers - a stat that shows a player's averages throughout a 100-possession stretch.

Two-time reigning league MVP Stephen Curry is expected to sign the richest contract in National Basketball Association history this offseason as the league's best three-point marksman will be eligible for a five-year deal worth an estimated $207 million.

Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors.

William and Rizal's father, Ray Cahambing, said it was unfortunate Oakland was losing the Warriors, "but the diehard fans" would make the trip across the Bay to San Francisco to see the team. "I steel feel like that today", Curry said following Golden State's 2016 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. "It's easier said than done obviously, but that's the goal". That old Jim Harbaugh line - "Who's got it better than us?" - finds a new home in Oakland. James will try and lure more help to come to Cleveland. Along with Curry that day were Iguodala, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

The morning after, it feels like everyone is still re-ligitating Durant's decision to move to the Bay from Oklahoma City previous year, which kind of misses the point. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

On paper, the Warriors appeared risky and capable of outscoring any team ever put together.

It didn't matter who was guarding him, KD was not going to be denied last night.

But during this finals series I've found myself supporting any team that came up against the highly-fancied Warriors.

The Warriors' statement comes less than 24 hours after Clemson visited the White House to honor a national championship win against Alabama in January, in which President Trump said the Tigers "won a championship game for the ages".

"It's a special team, a special group", Durant told reporters Wednesday during a post-title debriefing. High profile coaches Stan Van Gundy, Greg Popovich and the Warrior's own Steve Kerr all gave interviews where they were extremely critical of Trump. Like, a hypothetical, if the championship were to happen would I do it and I think I answered "I wouldn't go". "The different kind of ceremonies and traditions that have happened around championship winning teams, we don't want that to taint what we've accomplished this year. So we'll handle that accordingly".

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