The boom of fireworks just started well before Independence Day. The East Bay, Mission Street, and the collective populace of Dub Nation are now celebrating a richly deserved NBA championship. With a 129-120 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors blew a 3-1 meme into the forgotten dustbin of ancient history and have rendered Golden State as the world champions.
Say it! Say 'World Champions!' Sing "We Are the Champions" by Queen! Yell Waaaaar-yerrrrrrz!!! in wildly inappropriate situations! These are the privileges that you, the faithful and long-suffering Golden State Warriors fan, have now rightfully secured for the next 12 months of shit-talking and gloating as you celebrate the fifth title in franchise history (the third-ever as the Golden State Warriors (1975 and of course 2015, plus two as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1956 and 1947).
Your 2017 NBA Finals MVP is Kevin Durant. The man did not ride any coattails, he provided the coattails in winning his first career NBA championship and averaging more than 30 points in each game.
Roaracle Arena was a constellation of stars for the historic Warriors win. Snoop Dogg was there. MC Hammer was there. Diddy was there. Chris Rock was there. The Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton sang the national anthem (along with “Aaron Burr” Joshua Henry). Tickets for this privilege of witnessing history firsthand went for as much as $133,000 a pair.
One of the greatest seasons of all-time. Not #1, but absolutely one of the greatest we will ever see. Might never see another like it.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) June 13, 2017
The MVP of the after-party? Kevin Durant's mom.
Don't call Kevin Durant's mom "extra". She was a single mother telling her son he can do anything he put his mind to. And he did. 🤷🏾♀️— C. Bailey👩🏾🏫 (@XOXO__Larae) June 13, 2017