No MVP no problem for Curry as Warriors rule NBA again

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He’s really an amazing human being,” Kerr said. “The combination of incredible talent and humility, that is such a powerful force in our locker room. In many ways it sets the tone for the whole organization.”‘It saved my life’Durant sees the hard work as being true to his teammates and his love for a game that took him from suburban Washington D.C. to worldwide stardom.“I feel indebted to the game. I feel like it saved my life,” Durant said. “It changed my life. It took me out of an environment that I didn’t think I’d ever be out of. I thought I was going to live in Maryland my whole life.“To travel the world and meet different people and go to different arenas and different cities and countries around the world, I’m just forever grateful for this opportunity.“That’s why I love this game. It was able to teach me so much about life. To win a championship on top of that means a lot.”center_img PVL: Banko beats Tacloban for first win in q’finals round robin Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry speaks during a news conference after the Warriors won the NBA championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers, early Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of the finals. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Golden State star guard Stephen Curry had no problem watching teammate Kevin Durant win his second consecutive NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award after the Warriors completed a title sweep Friday.Curry’s quite happy with the team and himself claiming a third NBA title in four seasons after beating Cleveland 108-85 Friday, leaving individual honors to fall where they might.ADVERTISEMENT “Individual accolades, they’re awesome and when you get to experience what that feels like, it’s a validation of all the hard work that you put into it. There’s a sense of pride around those things,” Curry said.READ: Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep James, Cavaliers for third NBA title in four yearsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“But when it comes to me looking at myself in the mirror after every game and know I gave my best effort and I can go in the locker room and look every one of my teammates in the face and have that sense of pride of what I was able to and how I help my team win a championship, that’s all that matters to me.”Curry hit an NBA Finals one-game record nine 3-pointers in a game-two victory and struck for 37 in Friday’s clincher, but lost out in a media vote to Durant, who struck for a playoff career-high 43 points in a game-three triumph. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “K.D. has been amazing these last two years, especially in the finals and so deserving of back-to-back finals MVPs,” Curry said. “I’m going to be his biggest fan in there with what he’s able to do.“The biggest thing we appreciate in the locker room is what everybody brings to the table. We kind of unlock the greatness out of each other.”In two finals before the Warriors signed Durant, Golden State split with Cleveland and went 7-6. In two finals with the powerful forward, the Warriors are 8-1 with two titles. That might have given Durant the MVP edge.“Does it matter? Does it?” Durant said. “We won two championships. We just won back-to-back. I don’t think anybody’s even worried about that type of stuff. I’m glad we came out and played a great game. We were able to finish the series off. That’s the only thing that matters to us.”Warriors coach Steve Kerr rejects the notion that Curry’s career is somehow lacking because he hasn’t won a finals MVP award even as he enjoys three titles.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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