SFGATE: Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry takes center stage again

Warriors-Cavaliers rivalry takes center stage again
Published on December 25, 2017 at 02:34AM by By Connor Letourneau
In the lobby of the Warriors’ practice facility, plastered on a wall overlooking the media work area, is a 4-by-7-foot reprint of one of the most iconic photographs in franchise history: Kevin Durant shooting the three-pointer that sealed Golden State’s Game 3 win over the Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.
Warriors staffers put up that enormous picture of Durant midair, LeBron James feebly trying to contest the shot, within 48 hours of the team’s championship-clinching Game 5 victory at Oracle Arena. The intent was clear: to remind anyone who visits Golden State headquarters that the Warriors have exorcised the memory of their 2016 Finals loss to Cleveland.