The 2016 NBA Finals ended this past Sunday with the Cleveland Cavaliers defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89. The victory was historic for the city of Cleveland and the Cavaliers franchise.
The monkey is finally off the back of Cleveland, and LeBron, the hometown hero who had left the cold midwest for the fun and sun of Miami, learned to be an NBA champion, and did it all while Cleveland continued to fall off the sports map.
All of this makes for a great 30 for 30 in the future, but what about the losers? What about the Warriors? How does the “greatest regular season team ever” rebound from being up 3-1 in the NBA Finals, while losing a game 7 at home with the first ever unanimous MVP?
This is the question I’ve been trying to ponder since about 10:30 pm on Sunday night. How the hell did Steph Curry blow it so bad?
To be fair Steph Curry has said all the right things since losing.
He’s taken ownership for not playing his best game. He’s talked about being more motivated for next year, he’s even mentioned the kind words his daughter Riley had for him in support.
Yet, the question still remains how the hell did him and his high flying offense team not only not finish the job, but come up so small when it counted the most?
It will be a long summer for Steph Curry, but with no Olympics in his future, the extra rest could be what the reigning two time MVP needs. However, I think it’s safe to wonder if this loss and the way they loss will have lasting effects on the Warriors and their leader. Whatever the answer may be, one thing is for sure, we won’t know how it all plays out until next spring.
Get ready for a long 2016-17 NBA season.