NBA Championship Odds: Golden State Warriors Early Favorites

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Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors goes up for a shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017 in Oakland, California.

This championship was revenge for the Golden State Warriors, who blew a 3-1 lead in last year's NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He faced extremely tough opponents, including the 73-win #Golden State Warriors, and the Warriors with Kevin Durant. The Warriors finished 31-2 in their last 33 games.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations. Oh, there would be more partying, for sure.

However, if they stay on the team for at least one more year, LeBron James could give the Clippers serious consideration since they are one of the best teams in the West.

Curry, Kevin Durant and their teammates are determined to build a dynasty together - and they might just be well on their way. A fabulous first one with and for Durant.

Just so you know, James is now 3-5 all-time in the NBA Finals following last night's defeat - not exactly dominant, but not too bad either.

"We make each other better and it's not about who gets the credit", Durant said.

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After dropping last year's title to Cleveland making the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors vowed not to stumble again.

That may be the case, but in the end it's Durant who got the last laugh as he finally made it to the National Basketball Association promised land. Now - well, let's just say he's in a much more enviable situation. "Steve will be our coach".

On Durant, who was named Finals MVP, he added: "It's kind of insane to think about the conversation we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and gel and do what we do and be the players that we are and to see it come to life in this series was unbelievable".

"Kevin's journey, our team embraced him". "You don't see some of the qualities you talk about, the resilience, the ability to communicate, the compassion". But seriously? I don't quite agree with what Stephen A. Smith thinks about him, but I am getting exhausted of hearing him talk. "Rather than talking about how to break up or knock down a championship-caliber team, my focus should be on how we do a better job developing more great players in this league". You sacrificed for us.

He wants more teams like the Warriors.

"We're going to do whatever it takes to keep Steph here and happy", Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob told The Mercury News.

"I don't believe I've played for a super team", James said in response to a question.