I been dead since July 4, 2016 but congrats to the Warriors

I been dead since July 4, 2016 but congrats to the Warriors

feltbot: Kevin Durant’s legacy just died He’s now just the guy between Harrison Barnes and Andrew Wiggins. Kevin Durant: I been dead since July 4th 2016, but congrats to the dubs and my boy Steezy, a Fillmore legend, man been waitin his whole life for a parade on market st.
Source: Twitter @KDTrey5

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Bob Myers deserves a big time raise. The past decade he’s: Drafted Draymond. Signed Steph to a $44M extension that made it possible for Iguodala & KD to come. Hired Kerr. Didn’t just let KD walk; traded him for what became Wiggins & Kuminga. Brought 4 rings to the Bay. Cha-ching. – 3:02 p.m.

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
30-5-5 on 60% true shooting in an NBA Finals series win:
1991 MJ
2017 K.D.
2021 Giannis
2022 Stephen – 2:07 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most clutch baskets in the last 10 playoffs:
62—Stephen Curry
59—LeBron James
54—Kevin Durant
49—Kawhi Leonard
#MuseTakeover @WarriorsMuse pic.twitter.com/GM5B92xQmU1:57 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
An inside look at how the Draymond Green-Warriors partnership persevered and a plane ride to remember, at @TheAthletic
They talked about life, kids, marriage. And yes, even the Durant-Green pod that was a bigger deal than they’d let on at the time.
theathletic.com/3370777/2022/0… – 10:51 AM

micah adams @MicahAdams13
I’d put Steph Curry 11th, just on the outside and now one spot above Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/MR09x3aBsH10:46 AM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant’s per-game averages vs. Boston in the first round:
26.3 points
5.8 rebounds
1.8 made 3PT’s
42.8% eFG%
5.3 turnovers
Steph Curry’s per-game averages vs. Boston in the NBA Finals:
31.2 points
6.0 rebounds
5.2 made 3PT’s
59.5% eFG%
2.5 turnovers – 10:28 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
When asked by@YahooSportsif he wanted to win without Kevin Durant,
Steph Curry: “For sure…” the Petty King remembering all, and even having a few green t-shirts that says “Ayesha can’t cook” sports.yahoo.com/nba-finals-ste… – 9:00 AM

Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA
Golden State got older, slower, changed Kevin Durant for Andrew Wiggins and still won the title. – 7:09 AM

Lev Akabas @LevAkabas
Multi-time leading scorers for the winning team of the NBA Finals since 1970:
GM (6x)
LeBron (4x)
Kareem (3x)
Shaq (3x)
Duncan (3x)
Stephen (2x)
KD (2x)
Kobe (2x)
Hakeem (2x)
Parker (2x)
Mainly sharing because Magic and Bird are not on this list but Tony Parker is 🤯 – 1:14 AM

micah adams @MicahAdams13
Steph Curry beats a team in the Finals that swept Kevin Durant.
Steph without KD
– 2 Tracks
– 3 Final trips
– 2 MVPs
– 12-3 series WL
KD without Steph
– 0 Tracks
– 1 Final trip
– 1 MVP
– 11-8 series WL
The overall body of word supersedes what happened in 2017 and 2018. – 1:01 AM

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA
Warriors won a ring before Kevin Durant. They won a ring with Kevin Durant. They won a ring after Kevin Durant. – 12:14 AM

Aaron J. Fentress @AaronJFentress
My god, Jeff Van Gundy The warriors winning without Durant is NOT remarkable. They won a title before Durant and had a 73-game season before Durant. 🤦🏽‍♂️- 12:00 AM

StatMuse @statmuse
KD really left this for Kyrie pic.twitter.com/882WTKCXPd11:59 PM

Carl Stewart @stewardsfolly
Nothing against Kevin Durant, who was great here, but the Warriors also exorcised the ghost of his departure. Most experts thought the Golden State title era was over the day he left. Most everybody, actually, myself included. That’s what makes this championship so remarkable. – 11:54 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
“steph needed kd to lift him past lebron … but the celtics literally handed him these two trophies” pic.twitter.com/FtByyzn7ac11:42 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Kevin Durant trending tonight so fuck it, I’ll share.
Just made my first future bet of the 2022-23 season. pic.twitter.com/TNNrLy09n511:37 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Total number of NBA Finals games with more than 30 points, 5 made three-pointers and 5 rebounds:
Stephen Curry: 6
Every other player in NBA history COMBINED: 6
(LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Draymond Green, Rashard Lewis and Kobe Bryant each have one such game) – 11:36 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Fun fact: The last 5 Finals MVPs are the last 5 All-Star Game MVPs.
LeBron (’18 ASG MVP, ’20 FMVP)
Durant (’19 ASG MVP, ’18 FMVP)
Kawhi (’20 ASG MVP, ’19 FMVP)
Giannis (’21 ASG MVP, ’21 FMVP)
Steph (’22 ASG MVP, ’22 FMVP)
All from Team LeBron. pic.twitter.com/BmxoskST4411:31 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Tatum had a crazy playoff run:
— 1st in points
— 1st in assists
— Youngest ever with 600/100/100
—Beat KD, Giannis, Jimmy
— Dropped 46 down 3-2 at Bucks
— Dropped 13 assists in Finals debut
—Won 2 Game 7s
Head high. pic.twitter.com/Sc5w4gSoHK11:29 PM

Damichael Cole @DamichaelC
It was a bad breakup, but aye… Draymond Green was right about the Warriors not needing KD. – 11:27 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
During blah blah blah.
This Warriors outfit is a dynasty for all time. – 10:38 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
steph curry never *needed* a finals mvp, not for his legacy, not to prove anything independent of kd, not even to silence the talking heads and engagement soldiers who insisted he did.
he went out and got one anyway. – 10:38 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Steph Curry has 5 games with 5+ threes just from this year’s Finals.
That’s as many as Ray Allen and Kevin Durant have in their careers combined. pic.twitter.com/GMRPuzXN0c10:37 PM

Mike Lynch @SportInfo247
Steph wins Finals MVP and also rightfully claims those “won” by iggy and KD – 10:37 PM

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