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The winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Finals

The winners and losers of the 2017 NBA Finals

During Tuesday's First Take, Wanda was again a guest on the show - wearing her National Basketball Association champions shirt - and she didn't back down from Smith until he apologized for his year-long vendetta against her son.

Durant was named the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals on Monday after claiming an elusive NBA championship over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

They didn't allow last season to repeat and avoided losing the final series after having a 3-1 lead.

James won his first championship back in 2012 against, yes, Kevin Durant.

Draymond Green stayed on the court in a game that featured three technicals on one play 3:08 before halftime.

In our opinion, fully deserved.

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"I think it was a typical closeout game", Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

LeBron James, last year's Finals MVP, led the Cavaliers with 41 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists but it was not enough as the home team came out on top. He made 14 of his 20 shots, including five 3-pointers.

The two-time US Olympic gold medallist scored more than 30 points in each of the five games - the first player since Shaquille O'Neal in 2000 for the LA Lakers - and averaged 35.2 per game across the series. But LeBron-who just averaged the first triple-double in the history of the Finals-is so far superior to Kobe that, at this point, it's laughable to even compare the two. He would give LeBron James the chance to take it easy on the defensive side of the ball.

This time everything was flawless for KD.

"With another championship", Wanda Durant said with a laugh. "I told you when I was 8 years old".

"I knew it was going to be a battle I just tried to challenge him - you can't stop the guy".

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"I just wanted to come in there and just be me".

"I couldn't quit, and there were times I wanted to quit, and I often said the sacrifice for me was not dying, that's what I sacrificed for my kids, not checking out on them", Wanda Durant said.

He always suggested that his mother is the real MVP and that she is the only person who needs to be credited for his success.

Durant has been criticized occasionally in his career for struggling in the biggest of moments, but he has been devastating in these NBA Finals. Nothing. It's over. My son said it last night. We weren't supposed to be here. If anything, the existence of this Golden State super team is the best indicator of where LeBron stands among the all-time greats.

"Is that why you kept pushing him so hard?"

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