Obviously, James is in no position to question a player changing teams to help win a championship.
During Durant's 25 minutes off the floor in this series, the Warriors have still outscored the Cavaliers by nine. They are 15-0 and will trying to finish the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory over Cleveland on Friday in Game 4. The Cavs could at least momentarily stall Golden State's momentum, and keep their visitors' locker room dry, by breaking up the Warriors' flawless playoffs with a win Friday. With the Warriors at the doorstep of capturing a title, Durant seems ready to break the door down. Every year's different, and we know that, but so far things have gone our way. We've got guys who are hungry and built a winning culture that people want to be a part of. They'd casually talk about bullying Curry, overpowering Green, and shutting down Durant. He loves to play basketball, and loved the way the Warriors play it. Golden State finished Game 3 on an 11-0 run, including a clutch Kevin Durant 3-pointer in transition to give the Warriors the lead for good. But drubbing King James and the Cavs would validate the money it spent to sign free agent Kevin Durant during the off-season. But really no one could have envisioned this kind of sheer dominance.
"I am a big football fan, by the way, and I always love when Mercury Morris celebrates when the other team that's undefeated finally loses", Kerr said here Thursday afternoon.
Toying with other teams, Golden State has turned the National Basketball Association postseason into its personal playground, storming to a record 15 straight wins and moving within a victory on Friday night in Game 4 of another title and into the conversation of the best teams ever.
They spoke openly of their desire to beat Jordan's 72-win team in 1996, but this time have downplayed the importance of 16-0. Do not doubt the pride of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers - they are going to come out in Game 4 with a "not in my house" attitude.
However, the best yet are the comparisons between this Golden State squad and the 2010-14 Miami Heat.
James has been prolific in reaching the finals, the only man to get two teams there 4 times, but has struggled to hoist the trophies. He was celebrated. Durant has been celebrated already for his play, passion and drive in this series.
The Cavs' only role right now is to try to stand in the way of that, to prevent the Warriors from coasting to a ideal 16-0 postseason record.
The Warriors' abilities - getting quick points on transition, setting the tempo of the game and to lean on its various weapons and depth - besides its best players Durant and Curry being in prime form have set them on course to avenge last year's loss to the Cavaliers.
In addition, the Warriors have not lost a game since April 10.
The Warriors thought they were carving out their place in history when they set a record with 73 wins last season.
As painful as that experience was a year ago, Kerr believed it helped the Warriors in the long run and they've grown from it. "We've been here three years in a row". Just cause we had great defenders Rasheed and Ben Wallace were one of the best perimeter defenders not just on the block but can also guard guys out on the perimeter " 5. The best team of all-time?
But instead, mostly thanks to NBA Twitter, here we are focusing on every other narrative. But we're also bigger. We've been through the wars both good and bad.