"This championship hits different," said Stephen Curry after the NBA Finals went down and the Golden State Warriors took home the crown! After an exciting few months of players leaving their hearts and souls on the court, it all came down to the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics went head to head for the title. After six games, the Warriors took home the win beating Boston 103-90. Here's what you missed.
The Golden State Warriors can now add another title to their collection, making this win the fourth in eight years, the first since 2018. Not only did they absolutely dominate the series this year, but they are also the first team to go from seeing the league's worst side (with a 15-50 record in the 2019-20 season) to winning a championship in two years. If that's not a commitment, what is? The San-Francisco-based franchise became the first team to make it to the NBA Finals six times in eight years since the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, all thanks to their point guard, Steph Curry.
With 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds in the final game, Steph Curry has officially scored his fourth NBA Championship and was finally awarded the NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his career after holding the NBA's regular season MVP award in 2015 and 2016. The loyal Warriors player has been with the franchise since 2009, and "Without him, none of this happens," coach Steve Kerr proudly said of Curry's position in the Warriors Dynasty. Kerr labeled this win as Curry's "crowning achievement," as he carried his team to victory. Curry "solidified himself as the greatest point guard of all time," Andre Iguodala said of his teammate - and we can agree.
Now that the finals are over, Warriors fans from all over the nation will gather in the Bay Area to celebrate their favorite team's win. The parade will go down on Monday, June 20, featuring the 2022 NBA Championship title holders, their coaches, and staff, so make sure to tune in! Now that the series is over, we can only imagine the hard work and commitment Curry and his teammates will be putting in for next year's season. But for now, let's enjoy the off-season...