Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors) after his fourth NBA title: “This one has something different”

Stephen Curry (playmaker, Finals MVP) after Golden State’s victory over Boston in Game 6 “Why do you start with this question? (a journalist asks him what it means to be Finals MVP) We have four titles. God is great. This one is different. Injuries, template changes. it’s special. All the work, all the faith it took to get back to this level. Everyone counted. I am proud of everyone. These last two months, these last three years, these last forty-eight hours have been an emotional rollercoaster on and off the pitch. You carry these things with you every day to try to fulfill a dream like tonight. Just thinking about all the times we went through to get here, individually and collectively, gives me goosebumps. […] And when we started the season, I distinctly remember pundits putting a big zero in front of the number of our next titles because of what we went through. But we did it! »

3. 4

The number of points scored by Steph Curry in Game 6, synonymous with the title. He finished the game 6/11 with three points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, 1 against.

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr: “First I want to congratulate the Celtics on a great run. They have been amazing. His defense, his length, his toughness, have us on the ropes in this series. We lost twice in the final, I know what it is, you end up devastated. All titles are unique, special. This is perhaps the most unlikely considering where we were two years ago. There were so many unknowns, Klay’s injuries, Steph’s at the end of the season, a lot of young players. Stephen? What he does with his height is very different from the traditional great players in this league. I said it before, it reminds me of Tim Duncan. Totally different players but close in terms of their humanity, their talent, their humility, their confidence. This wonderful combination makes everyone want to win for him. The owners have built an amazing organization. Bob Myers is an excellent general manager. We had a lot of great players. But without Steph, none of this happens. Like Timmy in San Antonio. So I’m happy for everyone but happy for Steph. All he needs is an Olympic gold medal. He really needs to prepare to be on the 2024 Olympics team. Sorry I couldn’t resist. (will train the American team in Paris). »

Klay Thompson (12 points on 5/20, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals): “I’m going to dance a lot this summer. Dancing machine! Man, I was so happy I didn’t want to leave the stage. I know how hard it is to be here, so coming here for the fourth time… I felt it at the beginning of the season “People said I was crazy. But we started out 18-2 playing the style of basketball that has made us so successful. Knowing I was going to fit into this group, we had the opportunity to do something special. I’m glad Steph is the MVP of the Finals. There were clowns to say that he “needed” him. He has amply demonstrated what he is capable of. He is one of the greatest and he carried us in his wake. that series. »

Draymond Green (12 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks): “When you have such a sexy offense, with guys shooting as well as Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole, obviously that’s what people will appreciate. But we beat this team because of our defense and that’s a constant. Did they score?” 100 points tonight? You don’t win a title without great defense. We know. We’re proud of our defensive work that then allows our attack to shine.”

Andre Iguodala (only one minute of play): “Steph cemented his status as the greatest point guard of all time. Historically, not many teams have achieved what we have achieved. The Celtics of course, the Lakers, the Bulls. The Spurs, was a little less close. Stephen? Never has a man his size dominated the league like he has and carried the weight of our journey on his shoulders. We all saw what he did to the Celtics. He’s usually a center, like Hakeem or a Kobe Bryant, a LeBron James, six-foot-plus guys. When he is gone, we will miss him and realize the impact of him, not just on the Warriors or the NBA, but on the world. It is as if he has moved the planet. »

Andrew Wiggins (18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 4 steals): “It takes so much work, so much time to get there. There is nothing equivalent. So I’m going to celebrate like crazy. My daughter is there. She is three years old, she won’t remember anything but these memories will last my whole life. She wanted to prove a lot of people wrong. People will be able to say what they want about me, but they will also have to mention that I am a world champion! »

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