The Warriors’ scorched-floor tour is in the history books. Kevin Durant shined like the NBA Finals MVP and earned his first championship ring. Pre-production for Cavs-Warriors IV begins now.
The first two statements didn’t hurt the NBA at all. The third needs to be addressed. We could use a better sequel next time. Another one like Cavs-Warriors III will not be good for the league.
Golden State’s 16-1 run through the NBA postseason — which concluded with a 129-120 victory against the Cavaliers in Game 5 — wasn’t bad for the league. The gap between 16-0 and 16-1 is meaningless when you consider Golden State made history in 2015-16 with a 73-9 regular-season record. The Warriors deserve this place in history.
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So, there sat James Wednesday, Forbes’ third-highest paid athlete (He made an estimated $77.2 million in 2016), an international celebrity, three-time NBA champion and four-time league MVP, solemn, with steely resolve, answering questions for the first time since vandals spray-painted the n-word onto his $21-million Los Angeles home.
James was happy his family is physically safe, but was noticeably somber as he tried to make sense of the senseless.
Teddy Bridgewater Kids Jersey He continued: And I think back to Emmett Till’s mom, actually. It’s kind of one of the first things I thought of, and the reason that she had an open casket is because she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America. So it’s like it doesn’t — no matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is — it’s tough. And we got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African Americans, until we feel equal in America. But my family is safe, and that’s what’s — that’s what’s important.