For the fourth time in four seasons, Golden State has won the NBA championship. It’s the franchise’s eighth championship and the fourth for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, who has spent the past decade growing up together, winning together, and understanding how delicate success can be during the last three years.
Story Behind Golden State Warriors Becoming NBA Champions Defeating Boston Celtics In Game 6
Curry was voted the valuable player of the finals after scoring 34 points in the deciding game. It was his first time winning the honor in his career. The Celtics jumped out to a 14-2 lead to start the game, looking much stronger than they did in Game 5, but Golden State’s firepower threatened to overwhelm them.
He reached out with his right hand and pointed to his ring finger, confident that he was about to receive his fourth championship ring. The Celtics may have been spurred by the situation, as they answered with a 12-2 run.
They were unable to reclaim all of their lost ground in the end. When their experiences together began, they were both much younger. Thompson, Curry, and Green were all drafted by Golden State in 2011, 2009, and 2012.
When they won their first title together in 2015, Curry was 27 years old. Thompson and Green were both 25 years old at the time. Despite having no notion how difficult it would be to get to the NBA championships, Golden State went 67-15 and breezed through the playoffs.
The team broke a league record with 73 regular-season wins the next season but lost in the finals for the second year. That summer, free agent Kevin Durant joined the team, and Golden State went on to win the next two championships, cementing its reputation as one of the best teams in NBA history.
Curry and Green were both married and had children. After winning three championships in four seasons, Golden State appeared unstoppable. Golden State appeared unstoppable after winning three championships in four seasons.
They won the series 4-2 and celebrated their title victory on the parquet floor of TD Garden, in front of a despondent crowd and beneath 17 championship rings.
Curry located his father at the baseline with 24 seconds left in the game, grabbed him, and shook him while he sobbed in his arms. Curry regained his focus on the game after that. He knelt and placed his hands on his head before dropping onto the court.
It was his foremost time getting the award in his professional career. Thompson, who tore his right Achilles’ tendon in the 2020 fall, was forced to sit out for another year and suffered the next two seasons of futility.
Through this year’s finals, he has thought about that journey. Golden State had not expected to be back on this stage so quickly. Thompson’s return date was unidentified at the season start. Golden State overcame the Denver Nuggets in 5 games and the Memphis Grizzlies in 6.
Everyone has their own set of circumstances. They won their fourth championship together the next day. Thompson and Curry stayed up there long after the party, sitting and dancing together.
Thompson said he didn’t want to leave the stage. Curry was the first to descend, but not without first standing on the top step. He was holding the M.V.P. trophy in his left hand.
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