While the Warriors havent formally met to discuss whether they will visit President Donald Trumps White House as is customary for championship teams, Curry said his mind hasnt changed from when he was asked earlier this year about the possibility.
I think that the first two games we talked about previous year, you can go over all the shootarounds the walkthroughs you want to go through, but until you actually get on the floor and play against this team, it's tough. "This is something we want to continue to do". [They said] he couldn't play in the league, he couldn't start in the National Basketball Association. "I still feel like that today", he said. We're going to do everything we can to keep this team together.
With Durant, Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all under 30 years old, it would require a Dream Team to compete with these Warriors, who had a 16-1 postseason. "Pretty much all their big-name guys are in their 20s, and they don't show any signs of slowing down". Take a minute to reminded of a few of them...
Throughout the year, both players and coaches across the league have been very public and very clear about their feelings regarding the Trump presidency, with Warriors coach Steve Kerr speaking out against the president's proposed Muslim ban and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offering an indictment of Trump. "It's fun to be part of this. And we are going to move forward with that when we have a chance to". We'll see what happens.
"I have a take, but I'm going to leave it to myself right now", Durant added. How does he not compromise the squad needed to fight past rivals to reach the finals?
"Everybody for the last 10 years knew how good he was but until you break through and win that first championship there's still something there". We struggled at first, then, as a smart team does, that plays together, that's unpredictable out there, they figured it out, and when I was hurt, they took it to another level. Sure, the fan in me would love to see more competition. "And that's when you see how precious these moments are". In fact, after this year's NBA Finals, I have even more reason to hate The Slim Reaper.
Durant is so dedicated to winning multiple championships that he is reportedly considering taking less money from the team in order to free up space to re-sign key reserves like Shaun Livingston and Andre Iguodala. It's such unselfish nature that has helped the Warriors flourish. "That's the culture that we built and it's an fantastic thing to see".
"I'm just happy for him". None of them. The ball's going to find who it needs to find at the end of the day, and that's those three guys.