Unless the team can find a way back in, the Warriors will have no draft picks this year. His transformation wasn't any more evident than in Game 5, as he shot a dominant 70 percent from the field en route to a team-high 39 points to lead the Warriors to a 129-120 title-clinching win.
In a short statement Tuesday, the Warriors said: "Today is all about celebrating our championship".
"I left everything on the floor every game, all five games", he said.
"This is a moment we all need to enjoy together and nothing should distract what we were able to accomplish together". We were the most disciplined team all year, we preached teamwork and togetherness all season, and it's hard to do that with a bunch of egos in the league, and we peaked at the flawless time.
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And Durant knows James will soon be working on new ways to dethrone the Warriors.
Following the team's championship win, Golden State Warriors captain Stephen Curry told reporters Wednesday that no decision on visiting Donald Trump at the White House has been made but he felt an invite would be declined.
"The last couple of days I've thought about it", he said. "I've been so lucky to be part of so many championship teams as a player and now as a coach, and it never gets old".
As such, James expects the Warriors to remain near the top of the National Basketball Association for the foreseeable future.
In the end, the Cavaliers simply did not have enough top-class talent to topple the Warriors, even with four-time league MVP James doing all he could to keep his team in it. How would you like to get there eight times and not win?
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One thing is clear - if no one can assemble a truly special team, the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy could very well reside in the Bay Area for years to come. "I answered I wouldn't go".
"You don't want anybody to have to sacrifice in that sense", Curry said.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr is a noted critic of Trump and his policies. "Blessed to be able to know I'll be playing at least in the National Basketball Association for four years and see where it goes from there, '" he tells Kawakami.
However, James could also opt out of his contract after next season, so he will want to see some swift progress.
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