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Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

June 26 2017, 12:05 | Clarence Walton

Warriors parade set for Thursday in Oakland

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant reacts after

After rocking the NBA a year ago with his decision to leave Oklahoma City as a free agent and sign with the Warriors, Durant's dream came true Monday when Golden State beat Cleveland 129-120 to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to one.

The Champagne is beginning to dry, the hangovers are wearing off, and the Mission Street mayhem has subsided from Monday night's Golden State Warriors NBA Finals championship win, which naturally means it's nearly time for a championship parade.

The 7-foot (2.13 m) small forward and 2017 Finals MVP has said that after his controversial decision leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors last offseason, he is not eager to move again.

Durant said the Rihanna dustup - Durant appeared to stare her down after he hit a late three-pointer in Game 1 - was a personal highlight during the Finals.

"We went through, for lack of a better term, basketball hell, just being so close to getting the job done and not realizing that goal and having to think about that for an entire year and compartmentalize and just try and keep the right perspective about this season and learn the lessons we learned", he added.

That would be all the noise Thompson would make as he would score 13 points in game 4 and 11 points on Monday in game 5. "I'm confident we'll have him back".

With a strong likelihood that next year's National Basketball Association season will play out much like the last three - with the Warriors and Cavaliers marching to the finals once again - there are increasing National Basketball Association trade rumors surrounding the Cavs and their intention to land Paul George.

None of that was an issue for the Warriors as Durant has been called an unselfish player whose only desire was to do whatever is in the best interests of his team.

"I remember the first day of camp and I walk into camp, and I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what these guys were like on the court", Durant told reporters after the game.

The Golden State Warriors are on the cusp of a dynastic situation.

But unlike last year's comeback when they took advantage of Harrison Barnes' offensive struggles, Durant answered every charge during a 39-point night and Cleveland will need to find new answers if these teams meet in a fourth straight Finals next season.

"I'm not happy at all", said James, the first player in NBA Finals history to average a triple-double.

Meanwhile, Durant was named 2017 NBA Finals MVP for averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists through five games.

The Warriors put the blown 3-1 lead jokes in the past and Kevin Durant got the championship that he desired.

Additionally, last night's Game 5 was the most-streamed NBA Finals Game 5 ever and the second-most streamed NBA game ever.

According to several reports, the Warriors are listed as a minus -200 favourite to repeat as champions next year.



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