The Golden State Warriors finally heard the buzz of victory. In this year’s National Basketball Association, the Warriors from Oakland won three consecutive games of the best-of-seven series. It is the team’s very first championship in NBA in 40 years, reported Yahoo News.
The game took place in the Quicken Loans Arena with the jam-packed fans cheering for their bet. Even basketball enthusiasts in their homes shrieked at the finale of the long-awaited NBA Championship.
The Warriors beat their tough opponent, the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a score of 105-97 in the 6th game. Although having LeBron James who scored 32 points for the Cavaliers was quite a threat, the Warriors made ways to ward off his moves. Andre Iguola, one of the two Most Valuable Players, even admitted that he finds LeBron without any weakness, reported The New York Times Pro Basketball.
Wet with the showered champagne after the game, Steve Kerr, the coach of the Warriors, expressed his “full joy” having the victory in his team’s very hands. According to NBA, one of the MVPs of this year’s season, Stephen Curry, said, “We just stuck to who we are, fought through some tough times in the playoffs. At the end of the day, when you’re holding the trophy, all the ups and downs are worth it. We’ll remember this for the rest of our lives.” Curry scored 25 points. So was with the other MVP, Andre Iguodala.
The new NBA champions were welcomed home in Oakland last June 17, after giving pride for their country. Although the team had not slept well yet after the most marvelous moment of their lives, they were all excited to celebrate with their waiting families and fans. “This is nice to be back home with the trophy and be able to celebrate with our fans,” Curry told NBA. “… The Bay Area deserves this championship and we’re going to have a good time celebrating.”
Although the Cleveland Cavaliers were not able to bring home the trophy, the team still considers the game a good one. James admitted that their team “ran out of talent”, and David Blatt, the Cavaliers’ coach, stated sportsmanship through saying, “Not every story has a happy ending. It doesn’t mean it was a bad story. It was not. It was a good story.”