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Currys Warriors back on top: cigar for fourth title

All titles are unique and special, said coach Steve Kerr, who after five titles as an NBA professional – including alongside Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls – has now won four as a coach and has long been one of the greats in the industry . But this one was probably the most unlikely title given where we’ve been for the past few years.

Curry, Thompson, Green and Andre Iguodala have been on board for the first three of the now four titles in eight years. Because of this accumulated experience, the Warriors were favorites before the start of the finals against the Celtics. But then the record champions won the first game in San Francisco and, after equalizing, also their first home game in Boston and seemed to be too big a task with their extremely strong defense. But the young team around the leaders Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart lost far too many turnovers in the following games, gave the Warriors easy baskets and finally lost the third and decisive game in a row in front of their own fans in the TD Garden.

We’ve lost the finals twice since I’ve been here, it’s devastating, said Kerr in one of the numerous interviews after the triumph. I really have compassion. But then his focus returned to the enormous quality of one man in particular: Steph Curry, the four-time NBA champion, two-time main round MVP in the league and the most valuable player in this final series. I’m happy for everyone, but I’m thrilled for Steph. For me, this is the culmination of an already unbelievable career.

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