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?
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.
30-5-5 on 60% true shooting in an NBA Finals series win:
2022 Stephen – 2:07 PM
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
Kevin Durant’s per-game averages vs. Boston in the first round:
1.8 made 3PT’s
Steph Curry’s per-game averages vs. Boston in the NBA Finals:
5.2 made 3PT’s
2.5 turnovers – 10:28 AM
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
Golden State got older, slower, changed Kevin Durant for Andrew Wiggins and still won the title. – 7:09 AM
Multi-time leading scorers for the winning team of the NBA Finals since 1970:
Mainly sharing because Magic and Bird are not on this list but Tony Parker is 🤯 – 1:14 AM
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
Warriors won a ring before Kevin Durant. They won a ring with Kevin Durant. They won a ring after Kevin Durant. – 12:14 AM
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
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
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
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/BmxoskST44 – 11:31 PM
Tatum had a crazy playoff run:
— 1st in points
— 1st in assists
— ECF MVP
— 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/Sc5w4gSoHK – 11:29 PM
It was a bad breakup, but aye… Draymond Green was right about the Warriors not needing KD. – 11:27 PM
During blah blah blah.
This Warriors outfit is a dynasty for all time. – 10:38 PM
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
Steph wins Finals MVP and also rightfully claims those “won” by iggy and KD – 10:37 PM
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The Celtics’ biggest need in free agency is a 3-and-D wing player who can give Tatum and Brown some relief. Bruce Brown and Gary Payton II could be natural targets for the Celtics with the taxpayer MLE given their prioritization of defensive-minded players, even if they don’t quite bring good three-point shooting. -via HoopsHype / June 17, 2022 One day after Stephen Curry added a fourth NBA title and first Finals MVP Award to his illustrious résumé, his alma mater, Davidson, announced that the Golden State Warriors star would have his number retired by the school at an August ceremony. Davidson athletic director Chris Clunie said Friday that Curry’s No. 30 would be the first retired by the school during an Aug. 31 ceremonies. -via ESPN / June 17, 2022 As part of the celebration, Curry will be inducted into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame and will receive his bachelor’s degree. Curry completed his Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology in May but could not attend the commencement ceremony during the NBA playoffs. -via ESPN / June 17, 2022