“Welcome Steph to That Kobe/Duncan Club”: Kyle Kuzma, Trae Young and Other NBA Stars React to Stephen Curry’s Heroics as Warriors Conquer the Celtics

Published 06/17/2022, 2:30 PM EDT
Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrate after beating the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors wrapped up the Finals series in six games as they defeated the Boston Celtics 103-90 in front of a raucous Boston crowd. Curry finally rounded off his achievements with a Finals MVP. Wiggins and Poole emerged as players to watch out for in the future while Draymond Green, surprisingly, came up clutch.

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Hence, the Warriors dynasty has again gained a second wind. It is to be seen what they will do in the future but for now, Curry and co. will celebrate this title with full gusto. For the last three years, they had to face pitfalls after pitfalls.

Whether it was Klay Thompson being effectively ruled out for almost three years or Curry’s intermittent injuries, they didn’t catch a break for a long time. The Warriors were dead last after the 2019-20 season and couldn’t qualify for the playoffs after the 2020-21 season. The Wiggins trade was looking more farcical than ever but, their comeback this year was thrilling to see.

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Some players have congratulated Golden State on their magnificent win. They have recognized how hard the road was for them in the last three years. Here are some of the reactions.

 

Stephen Curry’s Warriors seal the NBA title in Game 6

Chef Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors have won their fourth championship in eight seasons. This is the Warriors’ first championship since the 2018 postseason, and it marks a return to form for Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Jordan Poole, another member of the Splash Brothers, enjoyed a breakout season. Andrew Wiggins, of all people, demonstrated why he is such an important player for the Warriors.

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This contest demonstrated why the Warriors have won so many championships. Stephen Curry finished with 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. He hit six out of eleven targets from a distance. After that series-ending performance, he deserved to be named Finals MVP.

Wiggins also scored 18 points and has proven to be a valuable member of the team. Draymond Green had the best +/- of +16 among all his teammates. He scored 12 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.

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In the end, the Warriors will be the ones to receive all of the honors. Nobody expected the Warriors to return this season, but they did, reaching the pinnacle and doing the seemingly impossible.

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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