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'This is why we play': Top social media moments during the 2017 NBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:15 AM

One of the top Facebook posts during the series is a video of Stephen Curry going one on one against LeBron James in Game 2

Warriors celebrate NBA crown with street parade

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:45 PM

During an 80 minute rally the Golden State Warriors thank their fans for their support all throughout the NBA season

Iguodala on potential Warriors visit to Trump's White House: 'Hell nah'

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Warriors deny reports they ve unanimously decided against visiting the White House but Andre Iguodala expresses his personal objection

'HELL NAH.' Andre Iguodala expresses his objection to a potential White House visit under US President Donald Trump. He is seen here celebrating on top of the Oracle Arena scorer's table after clinching the title. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:14 PM

It was an unprecedented third consecutive meeting between the clubs in the finals and both appear ready to continue their domination of conference rivals on the way to an annual showdown for the crown

FOURTH STRAIGHT? Will the Warriors and Cavs face each other again in the NBA Finals for a fourth straight year? Kevin Durant and LeBron James are seen here hugging each other after Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors secure spot among legends by dumping Cavaliers

Jun 14, 2017 - 7:06 PM

We re going down as one of the best teams ever and that s a special thing you cannot take away from us says Warriors reserve Andre Iguodala

CHAMPIONS. The Golden State Warriors celebrate with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

5 things we learned from the NBA Finals

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:59 PM

For one beers make Kevin Durant blabby

CELEBRATION. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 to win the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Durant finds long-sought NBA title after joining Warriors

Jun 13, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Kevin Durant took heat from critics saying he should have stayed with the Thunder and built a powerhouse team around himself and Russell Westbrook But such comments made the moment of triumph only sweeter

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron's NBA Finals triple double history doesn't ease loss

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:28 PM

LeBron James averaged 33 6 points 12 0 rebounds and 10 0 assists – the first triple double average in NBA Finals history

NOT ENOUGH. LeBron James' triple-double average, a first in NBA Finals history, isn't enough to win another title for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Durant claims 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Kevin Durant s road to redemption ends with an NBA Finals MVP trophy in his arms

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant cops the 2017 NBA Finals MVP trophy. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors finish off Cavs in Game 5 to reclaim NBA championship

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:44 AM

UPDATED Golden State avenges last year s devastating finals defeat and finishes this year s playoffs with a historic 16 1 record

CHAMPION AGAIN. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA champions. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs, Warriors will get physical as NBA Finals tension boils

Jun 12, 2017 - 5:00 PM

You don t want to keep letting the series prolong so you have to come out with a killer instinct and a punch face mentality says Warriors forward Draymond Green

PHYSICAL. LeBron James and Kevin Durant are seen here trash talking in the third quarter of Game 4. Game 5 is expected to be more physical and emotional. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Irving sinks big shots for Cavs when need greatest

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:21 PM

Kyrie Irving says closeout games bring out ultimate efforts

CLUTCH. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. Irving rises to the occasion once more for the Cavs. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Curry vows more aggressive play after NBA Finals struggles

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:11 PM

When I have the ball in my hands I ve just got to be a little bit more aggressive than I was in game 4 says Steph Curry

MORE AGGRESSIVE IN GAME 5. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors walks off the court after being defeated b the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. He vows to be more aggressive in Game 5. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Mellower Draymond Green playing this Game 5 after 2016 ban

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Last year the Warriors also led 3 1 but Green was banned from the pivotal matchup after striking Cleveland star LeBron James in the groin in game 4

MELLOWER. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors gestures to the crowd after a foul in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals. A mellower Green will play in Game 5 of the series. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: LeBron goes All-Star and lobs to himself for a dunk in Game 4

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The King is vicious

ALL-STAR PLAY. LeBron James makes an All-Star play during the NBA Finals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs avoid sweep, overwhelm Warriors in heated Game 4

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:01 PM

UPDATED The Cavaliers come out firing in the first quarter and never look back

HEATED. Confusion and a lot of emotions mar Game 4 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Unbeaten Warriors mindful of past Cleveland stumbles

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:37 PM

After a record 73 regular season wins went without a title to cap the effort the Warriors want to slam the door on another epic comeback

PIVOTAL GAME. The Warriors are wary of a potential momentum-changing Game 3 and their past pitfalls in such games, especially against LeBron James and his home crowd. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors focus on NBA crown, not historic unbeaten run

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:25 PM

We literally have never once mentioned 16 0 To me it s a miracle that it s even a possibility says Warriors coach Steve Kerr

NO COMPLACENCY. Draymond Green says the Warriors will not be complacent heading into Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

No changes in starters or tempo as Cavaliers seek win

Jun 07, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said superstar LeBron James and his teammates all must step up their game to avoid falling 3 0 down to the Warriors

PLAY BETTER. Kyrie Irving and the Cavs intend to play better in a momentum-shifting Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Curry dances with LeBron, makes the layup

Jun 05, 2017 - 11:03 AM

Both star players finish with triple doubles

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors go up 2-0 in another blowout win over Cavs

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED The Warriors extend their playoff win streak to 14 games

2-0. Stephen Curry and the Warriors head to Cleveland with a 2-0 series lead. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: PBA coach Yeng Guiao shares NBA Finals prediction

Jun 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Cavs or Warriors? Guiao shares his 2017 NBA Finals prediction

CAVS OR WARRIORS? Coach Yeng Guiao takes his pick for the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo from PBA Images