Golden State Warriors: 5 reasons they'll repeat as National Basketball Association champions in 2018

"He was incredible all season long".

"If LeBron James had beaten the Golden St Warriors he'd have surpassed Michael Jordan and been the greatest of all time".

Durant said the Rihanna dustup - Durant appeared to stare her down after he hit a late three-pointer in Game 1 - was a personal highlight during the Finals.

Sometimes a team loses even though it plays well. "I don't believe we're a super team here". "I just wanted to come in there and just be me". They came into a hostile environment against a strong opponent, and jumped ahead.

The Cavaliers had an eight-point lead at one point in the middle of the second quarter, but the Warriors went on a 21-2 run that kept them in the lead for the rest of the way. "I've got nothing but love and respect for him and I can't wait to compete against him again next season".

Of course, there is a downside to playing well and losing to a better team.

The question now is when the reign will end, especially as so many key pieces hit free agency this summer. The inability to blame injuries, the referees, or something that can be fixed also means, well, there is nothing to fix. There is speculation that James would feel more comfortable leaving OH a second time after the Akron native delivered the Cleveland's first championship in 52 years.

Curry, Durant, 3-point sharpshooter Klay Thompson and forward Draymond Green are all under 30 and formidable starters. "So, this is the culmination of a year where they grew together and learned each other's games and got better and better all year, and it was just phenomenal to be part of". Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s. The brand has also readied a range of limited-edition product including customizable Air Force 1s with cork details - a nod to the champagne bottles that are a staple of National Basketball Association championship celebrations. The former Oklahoma City Thunder was the best player among the Warriors, and he was named as the MVP of the finals. So for me personally I have no reason to put my head down. "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 and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable". They always change. The Warriors won't be the same when Commissioner Adam Silver hands them their rings next October (when the league's longer season created to give more rest over the 82-game span) begins.