"The one thing that I've always done is consider my family, understanding especially where my boys are at this point in their age", James said.
"K.D.'s been wonderful these last two years, especially in the Finals and so deserving of back-to-back Finals MVPs", Curry said. "I'm not anxious about the National Basketball Association", he said.
Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you".
The NBA season drags on so long that the time between the last game of the Finals and the start of the new league year on July 1is a matter of only weeks.
The Warriors prevailed in overtime in Game 1, 124-14; Game 2, 122-103; Game 3, 110-102; and Game 4, 108-85. I can't predict the future on ownership and things of that nature. "I'm exhausted, I was at the watch party last night at Oracle but I had to come a get some t-shirts to remember the Dub Dynasty", said Warriors fan Akilah Byrd from Union City.
The NBA Finals is arguably one of the most entertaining sports championships with monster dunks and deep three-point shots, but it hasn't been the same for the past four years, and that is because of the fact that the series has had the same matchup in each of those four years. "The place that makes the most sense to me is Los Angeles, and if I had to make a gun-to-my-head prediction, I would predict the Lakers".
Cribbs tweeted this afternoon about the "rumor" that James is staying in Cleveland and bringing a second star in to join him. "Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes".
Giving Paul and James max contract will force the Rockets to sacrifice the likes of Clint Capela, Trevor Ariza, and Eric Gordon - three players who made a large contribution to the team's recent success. However, when determining what LeBron's legacy is, his battle against a mythological version of Jordan - not the one who played basketball and won six rings because of the collection of talent on his team but who slayed dragons and did it all by himself - is not.
"I pride myself on standing out wherever I am", Durant added. "All I know is they're the two best players that I've ever witnessed". But at the same time, it's going to be interesting to see what happens.