With 2 titles, Finals MVP Kevin Durant gets the last word

Kawakami The Warriors’ passive-aggressive teasing of Kevin Durant — it won’t mess up the deal but it was telling

Kawakami The Warriors’ passive-aggressive teasing of Kevin Durant — it won’t mess up the deal but it was telling

They became the ninth team in National Basketball Association history to sweep a Finals series, the first to do so since San Antonio swept Cleveland in 2007 and the second Warriors team to achieve the feat since the 1975 victory over the former Washington Bullets.

The Warriors look very much built to last, and no matter where LeBron James goes this summer it'll probably be Golden State as the prohibitive favorites to win it all again next year. James had two MRIs during the series and iced the hand after games.

It must be noted that tip off was a little after 9 p.m. on the east coast.

Las Vegas sports books aren't permitted to take wagers on which team LeBron James will play for next season.

There have been some talk that the injury is nothing more than an excuse used by James and his camp to divert the public's attention from the Cleveland Cavaliers' deplorable performance against the Warriors.

Asked whether he had played his last game with the Cavaliers, he said: "I have no idea at this point".

This much is clear: Golden State has no designs on giving up its throne. Others will wait for a more opportune time, a few years from now.

"I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that". Cleveland star LeBron James, who denied Durant a title when Miami beat Oklahoma City in 2012, raves about Durant's game.

After playing alongside one and coaching against the other on so many occasions, the Dubs head coach knows just how great they both are better than most. The Boston Celtics had stockpiled assets as they've continued to do now, they used these assets to obtain Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. We just won back-to-back. LeBron entered free agency trying to become what everybody wanted him and needed him to do, win a championship. But from there on, Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the rest of this California crew showed why they're the game's gold standard. KD, who wasn't the headline in either Game 1 (LeBron) or Game 2 (Curry), made sure to bring out the "assassin" in him all night and kill off Cleveland's hopes. That day is inevitable, even if Myers, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, and the Golden State players are paid handsomely to avoid such a fate. "Hopefully I can break the mold so when the next guy comes, he can still get $200 or $300 million and be 33 years old". VIDEO: 'That's three!' Warriors' Stephen Curry excited after sweep of CavsOnly Bill Russell's Boston Celtics, the "Showtime" Lakers and the Los Angeles squad led by Kobe and Shaq, and Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls have been as dominant in such a short period of time.

In two finals before the Warriors signed Durant, Golden State split with Cleveland and went 7-6. Had he signed a long-term max deal, he would have made $34.5 million a year ago, amounting to a $9.5 million discount. Regardless of whether James decides to re-sign with Cleveland or sign with another team, the Cavaliers are expected to make significant roster changes during the offseason.

Kevin Love and the No. 8 pick are the two best trade assets of the Cavaliers.

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