For the second time in his career, LeBron James suffered a sweep in the NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second straight year to win back-to-back championships.
"I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an fantastic season", Kerr praised.
"Every season is very different", Golden State coach Steve Kerr said.
They missed chances to trade their best non-LeBron player, Kevin Love, at something close to peak value, and will have hard time flipping him for even 50 percent of that now.
Durant averaged 28.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in the series.
Durant might well have delivered the knockout punch of the series on Wednesday during his 43-point performance in Game 3.
Stephen Curry had his highest-scoring game of this year's playoffs in Game 4 as he finished with a game-high 37 points to go with six rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks. He splashed in 22 triples in the series.
In an effort to provide a more intimate, free-flowing and engaging celebratory event for fans this year, the Warriors have implemented a few changes to the parade route and overall presentation.
In our Game 4 takeaways, we will try to ignore the future and focus on the present for one more day. "KD's been incredible these last two years, especially in the Finals, and so deserving of back-to-back Finals MVPs". "I'm going to be the biggest fan in there with what he's able to do".
"Does it matter? Does it?" Schwartz asked multiple players about Curry never winning the award, and got the most pointed response from Kevin Durant. Does it? We won two championships.
However, and there's the rub, there were some differences - and we're not just talking President Donald Trump disinviting both the Warriors and the Cavs to the White House. "I think I've shown this year why I will still continue to be in championship mode".
"I still have so much to give to the game", James added. "That's the only thing that matters to us".
"It makes us better".
He's also the sixth player to win it in consecutive years, with Jordan, O'Neal, James, Olajuwon and Bryant being the others. The Warriors won in 1947 and 1956 when based in Philadelphia plus 1975, 13 years after their move to the San Francisco Bay area, and the latest run. This is a man who averaged a league-leading 36.9 minutes per game this season and carried his team to a Finals appearance that was anything but guaranteed.