The Golden State Warriors steamrolled their way through the regular season, then became the first team in league history to enter the National Basketball Association playoffs 12-0 and the first team in playoff history to win 15 straight games.
More important to the Warriors was finishing the season among the top of the world, and they did, with a National Basketball Association championship.
Durant was in tears as he did that interview with his mother Wanda just steps away beaming with the kind of pride only a mother can understand.
James did, however, say he believed the Cavaliers would try their best to compete.
This was the first time in NBA history the same two teams met in the NBA Finals for a third straight time.
In last year's NBA Finals, the Warriors took a 3-1 lead heading into Game 5, the same as it had this year, but Curry's team didn't manage to wrap up the series.
Kevin Durant led the way as the Warriors dethroned defending champions the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to a 129-120 game-five win on Monday. James turned to the officials, saying he had been fouled.
Just last month, Kerr called Trump a "blowhard" and said he "couldn't be more ill-suited for office". Their one title came a year ago when the Cavs became the first team to rally from a 3-1 Finals deficit to win the city's first major title since 1964.
Curry and his teammates blazed through the playoffs, finishing the postseason with an impressive 16-1 record, matching the NBA's best mark. West scored all of 21 points in the series, but four of them (his only four points in the clincher) came during this crucial stretch, as did two of his 10 rebounds. There are decisions that need to be made every single year and you've got to assess the situation as it is.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr told the media after the game that he knew this would work.
The Cavaliers couldn't stop the Warriors during critical stretches in the Finals, and there were warning signs long before Durant got free for dunks, Curry drained wide-open 3-pointers or Golden State averaged 121.6 points.
During his absence, Kerr was still involved in practice, but he handed the game day responsibilities to assistant coach Mike Brown. "This is something that we want to continue to do".
Kyrie Irving, the second-best player on the Cavaliers, was confident the team can challenge the Warriors again.
Durant was named MVP of the finals, 10 years after being taken second overall in the National Basketball Association draft.
Sometimes lost in all the chatter about a possible Warriors' dynasty is the fact that Golden State plays lovely, often unselfish team ball.