Durant, the engine behind the Warriors' offensive juggernaut, averaged 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game as his team needed four games to dispose of the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals this season, where the Eastern Conference champs went head to head with the Golden State Warriors yet again. He finished the night with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Durant becomes the 11th player to win Finals MVP twice, joining six-time victor 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.
In our Game 4 takeaways, we will try to ignore the future and focus on the present for one more day. LeBron was removed for good with 4:03 left and after slapping hands with the Warriors, he took a seat as the crowd chanted "M-V-P". "It's just the talent we have and the experience we've gained".
The path to this title was more precarious than the first two for coach Steve Kerr and the Warriors, who overcame injuries, expectations, a built-to-dethrone-them Rockets team and the brilliance of James, who may have played his final game in Cleveland. And just like 2017, another magnificent performance by the Warriors' Kevin Durant saw the forward rightly given the Bill Russell Finals MVP award amid his celebrating teammates' cheers and the presence of the basketball legend himself.
Thousands in London for Trooping the Colour spectacle
The event was attended by other senior royals including the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . Next week, Meghan Markle will be going it solo without Prince Harry for a royal appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth .
"I just want to congratulate Cleveland on an awesome season", Kerr praised. "I was very emotional for a lot of different reasons and I let that get the best of me".
The three-time champion revealed he had played the last three matches with a broken right hand, sustained after he scored his best play-off points haul of 51 in the opener. And the only teams to win four crowns in five years were that Boston squad and the 1950s Minneapolis Lakers in the NBA's infancy. Kevin Durant says he isn't going anywhere.
Draymond Green and the Warriors hope to finish the series in Game 4.
"I knew that even if I wasn't feeling a hundred per cent, I had to get back for the playoffs. It's pretty dope. I really don't want to wear it, though".
Are NBA fans now in line for "The Decision 2", a follow-up to the now infamous media tour James and his entourage staged prior to him leaving Cleveland for Miami in 2010? I was able to do that.
The biggest question here that I don't think people are noticing is how long is it going to take before James actually sees this tweet?