Kevin Durant not only led the Golden State Warriors to back to back NBA titles, he just grabbed the reigns of the team from Steph Curry. KD was crowned the Finals MVP for back to back years as well.
Durant did it with a huge 43 point Game 3 and averaged over 28 points and 10 rebounds to go along with almost 8 assists per game in the Finals. He becomes just the 11th player to win the Finals MVP more than once.
”It’s just about the journey, all season,” Durant said. ”Getting up every day, going to work with these guys, it’s amazing. The environment is incredible. It’s good for you to be around guys like this. It helps you become a better basketball player and a better man.”
Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time winner Michael Jordan, three-timers Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James, and two-timers Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Willis Reed and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
That’s quite the list of NBA legends. He can probably go ahead and ignore the haters from now on. He didn’t ride the Warriors wave to two titles, he was the force leading the charge.
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) June 9, 2018