Super teams have formed, championships have been won and the league has changed its entire identity during Silver's tenure. "We want to keep this thing together and see how we can continue to keep getting better".
Durant and Curry were unstoppable; Durant scored 30 points or more in all five Finals games, averaging 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Curry earned a $12.1 million salary for the 2016-2017 season, rounding out a four-year contract for $44 million he signed in 2012.
She may or may not have been at the receiving end of a glare from Durant during that game, but following his big win with the Warriors Monday night, he finally had a message for her.
Monday night's episode of Jeopardy!, which was nearly certainly pre-recorded weeks or even months ago, ended up being well-timed for the Warriors' Game 5 win to become the 2017 NBA Champions.
"I do know me and KD had a conversation along with Draymond and Klay and Andre a year ago before he even showed up that that was kind of the identity of who we are as a team that we understand how important it is, the guys that are here", Curry said. Letting Game 3 get away from us and then coming back to this gym, we knew it was going to be tough, but I thought our mindset was right. LeBron is now third in all-time Finals scoring.
"Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard", coach Steve Kerr said back in May. But is that incredibly impressive for a 32-year-old man versus the tall glass of a team he was facing? Yes. On average, his Finals opponent have been on average 3.28 points better than his teams.
And Durant knows James will soon be working on new ways to dethrone the Warriors.
"I don't think it's fair to minimize what Kevin offers Golden State and what they offered him to say that it was the weakest move in National Basketball Association history". This was the shot that was going to get him going.