How Sweet it IS!….
Done in four straight games….
(Last nights game was over 10 minutes after it began)
A lesson in the story that one man cannot beat a whole team even if THAT guy is probably the best basketball player in history…
Over the past eight months, as they toiled through frequent lapses in focus and urgency, the Warriors repeated three words: “We’ll be fine.”
Though the talent divide separating it from the rest of the league has tightened, Golden State knows that its biggest opponent is itself. In capping their NBA Finals sweep of the Cavaliers with a 108-85 win in Game 4 on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, the Warriors put it all together for four quarters, riding the same joy that made them the class of the league to their second straight championship and their third in four years.
Before hundreds of empty maroon seats, with no gold confetti fluttering from the ceiling at the final buzzer, Golden State vaulted into rarefied territory. Stephen Curry’s Warriors joined Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics (1957-66) as the only teams to have reached at least four consecutive Finals and won more than two championships. In addition to being the first franchise since Phil Jackson’s Lakers (2000-02) to win three championships in a four-year span, Golden State is just the ninth team in NBA history to achieve a Finals sweep.
By making such quick work of LeBron James and Cleveland, Golden State silenced anyone who had questioned its ability to respond when it counted most. All the concerns about the Warriors’ uneven play hardly matter now that Golden State has put the last dab of polish on its dynastic status….
The media story continues to focus on Lebron James with questions about where will he play next year….
Kevin Durant will stay with the Warriors….