LeBron James posts bizarre and puzzling Instagram video

"They're going to be around for a while", Cavaliers forward LeBron James said after suffering his second Finals defeat in three years to a Warriors team that went 16-1 in the playoffs.

Durant's decision to depart the Oklahoma City Thunder and join the Warriors was criticized by many, and the title was a bit of redemption for the long-time superstar. "I was anxious, I was jittery".

That would be his mom, Wanda Durant, who he proclaimed was the "real MVP" immediately after winning the award of regular season MVP in 2014. "I don't believe we're a super-team here".

In his post-game press conference, Tyronn Lue expressed where he feels the Cavs stack up against the Warriors.

Stephen Curry basks in the excitement of winning a championship on Warriors Ground.

That may be the case, but in the end it's Durant who got the last laugh as he finally made it to the National Basketball Association promised land. The Warriors won the NBA Championship on Monday night, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.

On the way to his first NBA Championship, Durant scored 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, including a five-of-eight performance from three-point range, to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.

Durant said he has "no question" in his mind he will be back with the Warriors.

"She's seen me as a kid putting in work. But we prevailed, we're champions and it's fantastic doing it on our home floor". "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do and be the players that we are and (to) see it come to life in this series, it was unbelievable".

"I told him we're tied up now and we're going to try to do this thing again but I'm going to celebrate this one tonight". That makes him the 82nd highest-paid player in the NBA, Business Insider reports, well behind LeBron James ' $30.9 million and teammate Kevin Durant's $26.5 million for the season.

"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. "That doesn't mean I wouldn't want another championship", he added. So for me personally I have no reason to put my head down.