"I think we'll all love to keep this group together and see what we're able to accomplish together", Livingston said. "This whole day, this whole atmosphere, is unbelievable".
Game Five wasn't all Durant; Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Iguodala added 20 off the bench, and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green scored 11 and 10 points, respectively. It would be great to see Cleveland with Paul George taking on Golden State in next year's finals.
That all spells trouble for the rest of the league, who saw the Warriors capture a title in 2015, win a record-setting 73 games the next regular season before Durant moved to the Bay Area and the team became a juggernaut. "[When] my son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don't want him to say, 'Hey Dad, why'd you go when you knew the right thing was to not go?'" he said. "I think our guys just did a good job of hanging in there".
Durant, Curry and Andre Iguodala are free agents this summer, but money will likely be no object in retaining this core for the foreseeable future. If Durant demanded the Warriors pay him the full max, they would have to renounce the free agent rights to both Iguodala and Livingston because they do not now own Durant's full Bird Rights. I mean, it may be different. And it was just a matter of time before we were going to break through. "Thank you for the support".
That résumé helps make the Warriors the best team the National Basketball Association has ever seen, but historical trends for so-called super teams show it's likely they could be even better next season. But going from Russell Westbrook's running mate in Oklahoma City to world champion with Golden State capped off an interesting season for Durant. "I steel feel like that today", Curry said following Golden State's 2016 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. "Going through this year was so much fun".
The NBA finals have come and gone, and the result is what most of us anticipated.
The family has at least one family member, Sonya Curry, who has studied Hebrew for at least four years, the Jerusalem Post reported.
"First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick", Durant said, according to ESPN. "They want to talk about super team this, super team that".
Golden State had their victory parade yesterday and there was the toaster and its owner.