"And there ended the Warriors' cohesion right there", Fitzgerald finished.
Curry's untimely knee sprain, which ruled him out for around six weeks, missing the opening round of the playoffs, threatened to destabilise the team before further injuries to Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson during the postseason had coach Kerr sweating on the Warriors' championship hopes. The Dubs look like an emerging dynasty after capping off the greatest four-year stretch in National Basketball Association history, and barring a next, next chapter for Kevin Durant this summer, they're probably going to be looking at the greatest five-year stretch in National Basketball Association history about 12 months from now.
Following the underwhelming and nearly completely one-sided NBA Finals, Warriors reserve Nick Young spent a weekend celebrating the fact that he was at least on the roster of the squad that won the championship.
As last year's "burner" Twitter account incident showed, Durant doesn't just let words wash over him. "I can leave the game knowing I did everything I wanted to do, my way, on my terms".
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It comes after the Three Lions spoke to injured servicemen from the Royal Marines in a bid to put the pressure of the World Cup into perspective.
"It's not about the record", Durant said last week. "I'm so excited to coach you again next year. I would say there is stylistic tension - but not personal tension", Kerr said. "No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long".
"[The Durant comments were] just for the media, he can't have anything he wants", Myers said.
"So the luxury of having KD bail us out of possessions is occasionally going to lead to a stagnant offence when we are seeing a defence that is doing a good job against us". So it's hard for me to go out there and play for that type of stuff because it changes through so many people. "Our goal, to be honest, is to try to keep the whole thing together, so that's the pieces of the puzzle we've got to try to figure out". We don't know who will be drafted where, or what star free agent will be signing with what team just yet, but in the interest of being thorough, let's take a look at the five teams most likely to win the 2019 NBA Finals.