Assuming Kevin Durant re-signs and the rest of the All-Star core - Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Thompson - remain healthy, the Warriors will enter the 2018-19 season as the favorite to three-peat.
The ongoing debate between fans and analysts regarding who the NBA's greatest player of all-time is has really been gaining a lot of traction over the last five years or so.
James wasn't around the court for very long after the buzzer sounded and the Warriors completed a sweep of the Cavaliers. "They were younger when I made this decision four years ago". They know. They know.
If LeBron were to return to Miami, the Heat would need to figure out a way to get rid of the large contracts they now have on the books.
ESPN reported that James' anger was sparked by two key plays near the end of the fourth quarter in Game 1: an overturned offensive foul on Kevin Durant, and guard J.R. Smith's decision to dribble out the last seconds of regulation, unaware that his team needed another basket to win. "I saw it comin'; that's why I went solo", Cube rapped, as Westbrook mouthed the words.
Durant won his second title and second NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, the power forward scoring a career playoff high 43 points in game three. You know that for a fact.
The greatness can't be questioned now.
Sometime during the third quarter, the Warriors' third National Basketball Association title in four years was decided. "It's an unbelievable feeling to come here with a mission and get the job done", Curry said. "I'm going to be his biggest fan in there with what he's able to do".
I think LeBron will stay in Cleveland but Cavs general manager Koby Altman has his work cut out for him.
When it was all over Friday night, there was both an arrogance and a humility to Durant - both understandable.
"We'll have plenty of time over the summer to talk about what next year's going to look like and what it's going to take for us to get back to this stage next year". It's mostly black, mostly impoverished.
According to the outlet, Kerr said that in the past, the Warriors "weren't fearful" of James' shooting ability but they "were fearful of his power and his penetration and his passing".
"No, I feel like '10 was the toughest". It changed my life.
"So, I mean, that's just huge".
"The Bay Area allows me to be who I am, as a city, to just blend in, and the team allows me to do the same thing", Durant said.
"Then it will ultimately come down to me, and so we'll see what happens". "We keep waking up every day and trying to get better and we end up here".