2018 NBA Finals Mini-Movie FULL version

Long after the Golden State Warriors were presented with their third NBA Finals trophy in the past four years on Friday night, the game operations crew at Quicken Loans Arena had a few unenviable final tasks to get through.

Because these Finals were so short, and the last game so noncompetitive, the flame-blowing machines affixed to the jumbo screen high above the court had to burn off extra fuel in their tanks before the arena and the NBA season turned over to a long, uncertain summer.

As the Warriors players and coaches celebrated in their locker room, fire sprang forth from the scoreboard toward their families and friends on the court. One last angry, empty lament from the Cavaliers and every other franchise that’s tried and failed to dethrone these Warriors over the past four seasons.

“Wow, that felt like that last scene in ‘Game of Thrones,'” Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s wife, Margot, said, referencing the iconic battle scene in Season 7 of the hit HBO show, when the presumptive ruler of the Iron Throne, Daenerys Targaryen, flies in on her fire-breathing dragon to destroy the superior Lannister army. A great analogy, except the dragon was far more effective.

These flames, like the flames 29 other teams in the NBA hurled at Golden State this season, never really touched them.

Yes, the Cavaliers had a chance to win two of the four Finals games. But that was only due to the brilliance of LeBron James. And even then, there was never a time when the Warriors genuinely felt threatened in this series.

The Houston Rockets took them to seven games in the Western Conference finals and may have prevailed if point guard Chris Paul hadn’t injured his hamstring at the end of Game 5. Of course, the Warriors might’ve won that series in five games if former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala hadn’t missed most of it with a leg injury. And even when the Warriors faced elimination, it always felt like they should win, if they simply played up to their capabilities.

Golden State had more talent, more depth, more swagger and more experience than any team in the league — maybe ever. That’s been the case since the Warriors added two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant to a team that won an NBA-record 73 games two years ago.

“We’re loaded, and I’m not afraid to say that,” Steve Kerr said.

Kerr’s challenge this year hasn’t been harnessing that talent or figuring out what to do with it. The challenge this time came from within. The Warriors’ toughest opponent this year was themselves. Could they stay motivated through the slog of the regular season? Could Kerr remind them to be grateful for the chance at history, rather than bored or resentful at the obligations of greatness?

“Probably the hardest road we have had,” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “A lot went into this year, mentally and physically, to get to the finish line.”

High-class problems, to be sure. But nothing compared to the problem Golden State has created for the rest of the league.

50 Comments

  1. takaa e on October 13, 2021 at 8:09 am

    why do i feel bad for lebron for just a little? hahaha I’m not a lebron fan, but the dude is an incredible player.

  2. OJ VENTURA on October 13, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Like if curry should have won the finals mvp

  3. James on October 13, 2021 at 8:12 am

    Curry was finals mvp!!!!

  4. RanchRange 45 on October 13, 2021 at 8:12 am

    95.7 THE GAME GETTING REPRESENTED, good ole Joe Thortonbaugh, and Lorenzo Neil

  5. Jenn Herlitz on October 13, 2021 at 8:13 am

    3 and 6 !!!!!!!!!!!! Lol

  6. Faisal Mohamed on October 13, 2021 at 8:14 am

    First time commenting on YouTube. The Warriors won the Championship this year??? How?!?!

  7. world wonder on October 13, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Best Mini-Movie🏆🏆🏆

  8. A wee Bit Dodgy on October 13, 2021 at 8:17 am

    Bron’s assist to himself off the backboard HAD to be hard w/ a broken right hand……

  9. Vollends Ez on October 13, 2021 at 8:17 am

    NBA Finals in Shortest-Mini-Version: 4-0

  10. Ronald Mcdonald on October 13, 2021 at 8:18 am

    the warriors need to change the jerseys to the town jerseys.

  11. Артур on October 13, 2021 at 8:19 am

    love golden state love curry

  12. Stephen Curry on October 13, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Very good vidéo i love it

  13. evans chan on October 13, 2021 at 8:22 am

    14:05 James Dobble

  14. PNOYPWR on October 13, 2021 at 8:22 am

    They forgot to show LeBron punching JR Smith in the head after Game 1.

  15. Takyo Bao on October 13, 2021 at 8:25 am

    Cleveland this is for you!. The only one!. LOL!

  16. Davonta White on October 13, 2021 at 8:28 am

    cant watch this without smiling specially seing kd get that mvp award

  17. Carlos Emiliano Beltrán Montes de Oca on October 13, 2021 at 8:28 am

    I think that,… the left eye of Lebron was an image of The Cleveland Cavaliers situation in these finals

  18. Gardo Olaguer on October 13, 2021 at 8:29 am

    4 O LeBron shud now quit to cavs

  19. Jalen on October 13, 2021 at 8:32 am

    lebron vs 3 all stars, can’t carry that hard in a 3v1

  20. LeRoy Dirks on October 13, 2021 at 8:35 am

    Um, the real thing already was a mini movie and dare I say, It wasn’t even the full version.

  21. teto85 on October 13, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Get used to it. Dubs will be the new Celtics. The 1950s – 1960s Celtics.

  22. Bryson Apperson on October 13, 2021 at 8:38 am

    MY BOY KD GOT THAT MVP AGAIN!!!! DRAYMOND ON EVERYBODY CASE. HE HAD ME DEAD WITH THAT DANCE HE DID😂

  23. Billy Dorsey on October 13, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Bad business no control I must have complete control hive said baseball for Bill

  24. brklyn .3 on October 13, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Rip Nba fandom
    Alot of bandwagons everywhere
    Gsw fans that don’t even know how basketball works just throwin shits out here in the comments and vice versa some idiotic lebron bandwagon fans respond with some stupid shit aswell
    These bandwagon ass stupid fans is the reason lebron steph kd dame russ and other players get hated cause some fans without the knowledge within this game just spoutin load of crap

    I mean fuck lebron is the goat of this generation but a lot of lebron fans is the reason people discredit that title because some lebron fans are just stupid and same for the warriors steph is Great kd is Probably the 2nd best player in the world (he a snake tho)
    But instead of just watching kd and lebron go at it
    these bandwagon ass fans always ruin the greatness between these players

  25. Kanika Fultz on October 13, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Where the hurt hand James?

  26. Wes Chan35 on October 13, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I loved that Lebron got swept!!!

  27. MysticMech on October 13, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Cleveland!!!!! This ass kicking is for you!!!

  28. resonxnce† on October 13, 2021 at 8:44 am

    You choose:
    1. Blowing a 3-1 lead

    2. Winning a 3-1 championship Rivalry

  29. 赵文博 on October 13, 2021 at 8:44 am

    thinks jr

  30. Russell Sevilla on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    they torture the Cleveland really bad.

  31. Yeidy Hernandez on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Stephen curri es el mejor y Durant

  32. Noel Elpedes on October 13, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Best part of the scoreboard…”The Dif -23”

  33. J T on October 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Don’t let this distract you from the fact that Lebron wanted NO part of KD.

  34. Andrea Babb on October 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Omg i canmot get enough of this, thank Kevin Durant, Steph Curry Clay Thomas and the rest of the Warriors, awesome job. It wss nail biting experience.

  35. HOODTHO on October 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    After watching this you would think Curry got the MVP smh. #Snubbed

  36. Tom McCarthy on October 13, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I dont like lebron but I wouldn’t have a single problem if he had won finals MVP honestly

  37. nuendo2496 on October 13, 2021 at 8:50 am

    CLEAVELAND THIS IS FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE IS STILL TALKING ABOUT 2016 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. The Gooch on October 13, 2021 at 8:54 am

    The finals lasted about as long as this video did

  39. blitz0623 on October 13, 2021 at 8:55 am

    This mini movie lasted longer than the Finals

  40. Roberto Sabas on October 13, 2021 at 8:57 am

    "Never gets old."

  41. Brandon Keidl on October 13, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Eddie House was the Steph Curry Prototype

  42. teto85 on October 13, 2021 at 8:58 am

    If LeBron had not thrown a tantrum and punched that whiteboard and broken his hand the Cavs might have won a game. And maybe not.

  43. Joey Gossett on October 13, 2021 at 9:01 am

    That 1 title for Cleveland was a fluke!!! The Warriors proved that this year.

  44. KingKacchi on October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    JR You Da Real MVP, "who me" lol i thought it was KD

  45. Daniel Moss on October 13, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Lebron james better than curry

  46. Moon & Stars on October 13, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Goodness, I love black men!

  47. nuendo2496 on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Lebron = GOAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3 Rings & counting,
    Jordan had 3 ring then he had to rest for a few years…came back, Orlando kicked his ass. He was weak.
    Lebron,,,,,,hold your applause till the end folks. He will be wowing us for another 5 years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Jet Li on October 13, 2021 at 9:05 am

    The Greatest player in NBA can take you to the Finals but The Greatest Team will win the finals … period!

  49. bombing cannon on October 13, 2021 at 9:06 am

    I felt bad for LeBron

  50. Jesse Cheng on October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

    How did cleaveland loose this badly, i mean lebron scored about 50 points in the most games!

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