In the wake of the Warriors' sweep of the Cavaliers, resulting in Kevin Durant's second Finals MVP award in as many seasons with Golden State, more than a few fans are complaining about the fact that he chose to join Stephen Curry and Co.in free agency.
However, the defending champions, spearheaded by former MVP Kevin Durant, overcame a scare from the Rockets during the Western Conference Finals to reach their fourth-straight NBA Finals - albeit in less bedazzling fashion than spectators in the NBA had come to expect.
"In lieu of a post-event rally, the Warriors and the City of Oakland have focused their planning efforts exclusively on creating an interactive parade, the primary element of a championship celebration, where fans will have the opportunity to share in the up-close excitement of the 2018 NBA Championship with the Warriors, their players, coaches, legends and staff".
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about West's quote on Monday, and downplayed the idea that anything insane was going on behind the scenes.
Warriors center David West made some eyebrow-raising comments in the locker room during Golden State's postgame championship celebration on Friday night.
"We'll get that done pretty quick, I don't think it'll be much to it", Kerr said.
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But Senator Payne said it was clear the meeting would be part of a process, and not a one-off. "We can go slowly'". Japan hopes to hold talks with North Korea after a successful Trump-Kim summit.
Those young guys Kerr is referring to are Jordan Bell, Quinn Cook, and Damian Jones.
- Highest priority on the summer checklist: Kevin Durant's contract.
Brook Lopez - a second-unit 3-and-D 7-footer.
Ed Davis - a rebounding machine that has tormented the Warriors as a member of the Blazers in recent years. Their ultimate goal was to get "clicking like Golden State" when it mattered most: the postseason. Shot 47 percent from beyond the arc after the All-Star Game.
"You never really get exactly what you want", Myers said. "It's just human nature and a lot of injuries, a lot of wear and tear".
How it all shakes out is anyone's guess, but the Warriors know it has to shake - at least a bit - if they're going to be back in the same position this time next year.