Tristan Thompson (No. 13) of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defended by David West (No. 3) of the Golden State Warriors during the second half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.
"I'm just excited to do something special", Curry said during the presentation of the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy on Monday in Oakland after his team beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. We were the most disciplined team all year, we preached teamwork and togetherness all season, and it's hard to do that with a bunch of egos in the league, and we peaked at the flawless time.
Curry embraced Durant's arrival after the Warriors dropped last year's finals to Cleveland in seven games, an unselfish attitude that reflected Durant's desires and created an inside-outside pairing that was almost unstoppable.
Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors.
"I knew it was going to be a battle I just tried to challenge him - you can't stop the guy".
It makes the latest crown much different than the 2015 title, the first in 40 years for the club and in the careers of most of the players. "I still feel like that today", he said. "I'm so happy Kevin has broken through and there's more to come from him".
"But we were disciplined, we had a message everyday - it was always just about us". "I don't believe we're a superteam here".
At the time, Durant called the leadup to his decision the most challenging few weeks of his National Basketball Association career, and even said it was not about winning titles but about personal growth and quality-of-life choices.
But assembling great players has never been a guarantee of instant success as too many star players can sometimes create issues with how the ball should get distributed. He was incredible all season long. "So you don't know what's going to happen".