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NBA | The Warriors celebrate their fourth title in eight years





(San Francisco) Ever since Klay Thompson launched “the championship or nothing” when the Warriors were 18-2 in late November, it seemed like the club was determined to make that wish a reality.

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Thompson finally got back to form, Draymond Green and Stephen Curry overcame late injuries and Golden State triumphed again, with the help of young players who shone at the right time.

Monday coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors celebrated with a parade in San Francisco, adored by thousands of people in the streets, under the blue and gold confetti.


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Steve Kerr

The players left their tanks to mingle with the crowd.

Thompson wore a captain’s hat, his champions cap having fallen off in San Francisco Bay in a gale during the boat ride.

Curry had his three previous champion rings in a necklace.


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Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha

“I had to bring that out,” he told NBC Sports Bay Area. I don’t watch them during the season. »

Golden State secured a fourth title in eight years by beating the Celtics 103-90 Thursday in Game 6 of the Finals.

Curry was named the Finals MVP, averaging 31.2 points per game.

“We know what we’re capable of,” said Jordan Poole, who turned 23 on Sunday. We had no doubts, otherwise we wouldn’t be at this parade. The strength of a group united and focused on the goal, it’s crazy. We are all there for each other. »

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Thompson returned to action in January after knee and Achilles tendon injuries that cost him more than two and a half years.


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Klay Thompson

At the end of the regular season, it was the turn of Green and Curry to have to spend time on the sidelines.

Wiggins, Poole and Gary Payton were the main new faces who put their shoulder to the wheel.

“It’s really special to see how far guys like Andrew, Jordan, Gary and Kevon (Looney) have come,” Kerr said. It takes a whole team to earn a championship. We had a fabulous group. »

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