Oakland triumphant as parade set to celebrate NBA's Warriors

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Giugno 17, 2017

Despite all that firepower, there would be no dramatic NBA Finals comeback this season.

So what'd you expect LeBron to do after coming up short against the Golden State Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals?

Durant deserves this championship. Magic Johnson? Debatable. Michael Jordan?

It's impossible for any player, even one with James' capabilities, to single-handedly take down arguably the greatest team of all time. "He's had an awesome career, but he just took it to the next level", said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. Ever since landing KD in the free agency the team had been compared as one of the greatest if not the greatest team of all time.

But he offered a glimpse of what more he could offer by averaging more than 30 points per game during a 4-1 series win over the Cavaliers in the Finals.

While plenty of people would love for King James to fall off, the numbers tell a different story.

The Golden State Warriors twirled T-shirts over their heads and waved to the crowd from atop double-decker buses as blue and yellow confetti rained down on them during a parade Thursday to celebrate the team's latest championship.

James had one quality game from his supporting cast in this series. Where had his 3-point shot gone? But he didn't get a performance like that from his co-stars in the losses. Then it was Golden State's time again, with Durant as the prized addition. He played like a machine, especially in Game Five.

What made them great: Abdul-Jabbar and Robertson might be two of the top five players in National Basketball Association history, and they were on the same sensational team that season.

These were the Warriors' finals to lose as they have been the league's favorite all year to win the championship.

Yet Curry, according to reports, not only got on that plane and told Durant face-to-face that he was fine with possibly taking a back seat but also felt compelled to text his future teammate after the meeting to make sure his message was clear: the only thing he cares about is winning.

"I think what we all should know and the people that are going to read this, it was a lot harder than anyone knows", Myers said. Draymond, nobody wanted him.

I'm not here to bash James, though.

What made them great: Just missed following through on Malone's "Fo', fo', fo'" vow while delivering Erving's long-awaited first National Basketball Association championship.

The NBA is in a strong state and is reminiscent of the golden days when the 1980s Lakers and Celtics teams would constantly play each other in the finals.

Losing to the Warriors hammered home the final nail in the coffin. "I'm just so happy to be a part of it".

"Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James.

But In the end, the Warriors nearly swept the Cavaliers, which could have marked James' second 4-0 Finals defeat out of his eight trips.

This year, Durant earned the NBA Finals MVP after his stellar play while being guarded by James for most of the series.

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