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The Year of Durant ends with a title

Kevin Durant joined the Golden State Warriors to win a championship and on Monday night he finally earned his title.

They weren’t letting the Series leave Oracle Arena. On Monday, the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 for their second time in three seasons to win a championship. They did miss out on the sweep and the 16-0 postseason, but the Warriors are still the NBA Champions after their Game 5 victory.

And for Kevin Durant, this Warriors victory is the sweetest.

Durant made his very polarizing decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Warriors, and he did it to win a championship. Now, he has that title, and he proved to be exactly what the Warriors needed to dominate the league. Heading into the NBA Finals, the entire season up to that point was proven just to be a formality. This finals series was supposed to be the great heavyweight clash between two super teams. But the series just proved to be another formality.

The Warriors were expected to win the championship all year long. It’s tough to live up to those sort of expectations, but the Warriors did everything the right way to get their title.

When the Miami Heat made their super team, they were the villains. They went out to shut everybody up. They lost until they changed their mindset. Durant and the Warriors just wanted to be a great team that won a championship. They did that. They never went out with anything to prove. They never seemed to have the mindset that they had to prove something to all the people who were upset they brought Durant in to make a powerhouse team even more of a powerhouse. They were just on a mission to win.

They did.

And Durant’s decision to go to Golden State proved to be the correct decision. He finally got his ring that all-time greats deserve. He deserved it. He joined a team that made so much history and won a title before he got there but was still the undisputed leader. He scored 39 points in Game 5. He led them with five 3-pointers and was the dominance force going to the rim the entire finals series; something the Warriors did not do well last year and cost them.

So to no surprise, Durant was named the 2017 NBA Finals MVP. This year was truly the Year of Durant.

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Corey Johns

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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