Nba Championships Quotes by Kyrie Irving, David Blatt, Steve Kerr, Cheo Hodari Coker, Tristan Thompson, LeBron James and many others.
I felt like we would have definitely won an NBA championship if everyone was healthy.
He has become a great leader of his team, a guy that has evolved in terms of his role within the team.
Our team, because of our depth and our talent, we were able to do that, and it turned into a special season as a result.
I’m just thrilled for so many people. Our players, mostly, but the people in our organization – Rick Welts, Joe Lacob and Peter Guber and the whole group. It’s just a phenomenal group of people. I think as a coach you just appreciate kind of the big picture a little bit more.
The Academy Awards for people in Hollywood is like the Super Bowl, the presidential inauguration and winning the NBA championship rolled up into one.
We’ve been able to handle any team that you guys put in front of us. We’ve had confidence since day one. … We feel like any team we play against, we’ve got what it takes to put ourselves in a position to win.
Everything is sore right now. Everything. I look like I’m doing okay but I can’t wait to get home.
They played exquisite basketball in this series and in particular these last three games. They are the better team. There is no other way to say it. They played great basketball, and we couldn’t respond to it.
For them to have the season that they had, for them to have us on the ropes … Congrats to the Cavs.
I don’t know any other other team that got to the finals without two all stars.
I once heard that Paul Seymour said as much as winning an NBA Championship, he’d like to see the Celtics lose a game after Auerbach brought out the cigar so he could go up to Arnold and stuff the cigar in his face.
I’ve been watching basketball for a long time, I’m a historian of the game. I don’t know any other team that’s gotten to the Finals without two All-Stars… I cannot remember thinking of it. I don’t even know if it’s ever happened, for a team to lose two All-Stars and still be able to make it to the Finals.
If that’s the last image of Michael Jordan…how magnificent is it!?
We did what we are supposed to. We protected home. We have to try to do it again Thursday night.
As loud as fans were , they need to go home now and start soaking up a lot of tea, drinking a lot of tea for the next 36 hours, whatever the case may be, ’cause they need to be just as loud Thursday night.
When hired three years ago, I willingly accepted the challenge of leading the Bulls back to the type of team this city richly deserves. I’m proud of the fact that each year the team has taken another step toward an NBA championship, and played with intense pride and determination.
Steph is scary. I’ve never seen anyone who can shoot the ball off the dribble like him. He got it going in 4th. Every game is different.
I don’t think we’ll shoot 76 percent in a half ever again. That’s crazy.
All that’s missing for Utah is a blindfold and a cigarette.
It was our third game in five days. It seemed to have an impact on us.
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It’s different as a coach because you feel responsible for a lot of people. Even though you don’t take a shot, you don’t get a rebound, you feel like you just want people to succeed and you want to help them any way you can.
The group of guys I have… They are playing off straight motivation.
Just wanted to inspire my teammates. Obviously, I didn’t do enough.
It just feels good to say we’re the best team in the world, with the best player in the world.
I’m not skilled enough to explain properly how we feel. Not only me, but I’m sure Tony and Tim and Pop feel the same way. Last year was a tough one for all of us. We felt like we had the trophy, that we were touching it, and it slipped away. We all felt guilty. We got to this spot, and we didn’t let it go.
Obviously he deserved that Finals MVP award. He is a great talent and he is a huge reason why we are celebrating.
I’m pleased that they performed as well as they did while we’ve been in Miami and that’s about as far as it goes. Now, we’ve got to go home and play as well or better.
We had a lot of luck this year and our guys took advantage. Wow. What a night.
I think LeBron asked out of the game once or twice before that, so we knew he was getting tired but we were all getting tired out there. … I don’t think I’ve played in anything like this since I left the islands.
We want to get another one.
Yeah, that was my best scoreless game ever.
I’ve been blessed with an amazing group of guys in my first year, I can’t believe how lucky I am.
I’m proud of everybody in our organization. Not every story has a happy ending. Doesn’t mean it’s a bad story.
There are moments where we forgot what got us to where we are now. … We stopped moving the ball. We know how it works. We are playing a great team with great players, and we’ve got to be close to perfect to win.
I enjoy the competition and whatever it takes throughout the competition, I will do it.
So after 11 years you’re just picking up all this information. I’m a basketball junky, so I watch old players. The ’90s was a great era of basketball. I watched so much of that. That just helped me be a student of the game and pick up any moment. It’s the 10,000 hour rule. You’re just trying to master your craft.
It was an honor to coach him. He should be proud of what he did this year.
During one of the 4th quarter huddles, LeBron said to him, ‘It doesn’t matter what happens to this point. No one is going to remember how many points you had or what type of game you had. Just help us make some plays to win this thing.’ And he made some big plays.
But put my body through a lot, you know, but it’s the price for your body feeling this way for winning. Did I win? I didn’t win a championship, but I’ve done a lot of good things in this first year back, and hopefully I can continue it.
We lost one (Finals), we won two and we lost another one. (We’ll) take 50 percent in four years in championships any day. Obviously, we want to win all of them, but that’s just the nature of the game. Not proud of the way we played (in this series).
We may bend sometimes, but we don’t break. There’s a lot of character in that room
I’m feeling better after the game than I did when I came off the floor with cramps. … I was going to try to give it a go, and ‘Spo said ‘No.’ You know, after I came out of the game, they kind of took off. And it was frustrating sitting out and not being able to help the team.
I want to say congratulations to Cleveland and Coach Blatt. LeBron is an incredible player.
I want to be just like Steph when I grow up.
It was an unusual environment. We’re used to having the jotter arena at this time of year. It’s unfortunate that it was that way, but both teams had to deal with it.
The common denominator is that we have guys who are really hungry to show what they can do.
We just don’t give in. If you can bend and not break, you always got a chance.
I can speak volumes about the guy sitting next to me. You look at his stat line tonight, he had a lot of foul trouble and didn’t really get going, but when he was in there, he was defending. He was playing physical, and he was doing everything he could to help us win.
I got a goal, and it’s a huge goal, and that’s to bring an NBA championship here to Cleveland, and I won’t stop until I get it.
We live in the moment. We’re not thinking about the future right now. We’re not thinking about the past, you know. We’re living in this moment right here and it’s a sweet moment to live in.
But then I lock back in and I start thinking about how fun it is to compete during the playoffs and the first round, the second round, and Eastern Conference Finals. If I’m lucky enough to get here again, it will be fun to do it.
We were in the NBA Finals. Two games away from winning it. I think we did pretty well.
It’s all about winning. Stats really don’t matter, I mean, guys have great series and all that, and people take notice and take their place in history with those stats and all that stuff. But at the end of the day, it’s all about winning and what you can do to help your team get to that point.
Everyone knows Jordan as a winner, and that’s what I want to be known as at the end of my playing career. Someone who’s won multiple NBA Championships and has made a difference in the NBA.
A team like Golden State, when they get into a rhythm they make shots.
If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Winning an NBA championship is the biggest thing that can happen professionally because it’s the top. But representing your country-with more than 30 million people cheering for you and then seeing you up there on the podium-it’s hard to find any more words to put on that.
Growing up, I always dreamed of winning an NBA championship, never a gold. A gold was something that never crossed my mind.
I want to go get a stop on defense so James can do it again. It was a big spurt for him. That made then get out of their game plan and play him closer. But when he does that, we want to make sure we capitalize and get timely stops. And that’s what got us right back in the game.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Just because we are back home, don’t get comfortable. Have that same uptight feeling like it’s just us against everyone.
We ran out of talent tonight. The guys played as hard as they could, as long as we could.
You lose in the Finals, they’re all disappointing. Doesn’t matter if I’m playing in Miami, Cleveland or on Mars. You lose the Finals, it’s disappointing.
Tonight we had our chances but we ran out of talent.
Give me about 10 years, I’m going to run for President. If I can squeeze in an NBA championship before that, I’ll do it.
Yeah, I know there’s been all this talk this year especially about the 3-point shot and can you win shooting it. There’s a lot of different styles that can work. You have to base it on your own personnel.
I’ve always thought that pressure is trying to feed your family, trying to make a mortgage. We play a game…And this is an amazing game.
We go through life so fast and we never really get to enjoy moments. It seems like they go past us…Tonight I just wanted to take a minute, a moment and soak it in and be a kid from Robbins Illinois and be a kid from Marquette University.
We have to continue at a high level and make them take tough shots.
And the vision that I had when I decided to come here is all coming true. Through adversity, through everything we’ve been through, we’ve been able to persevere … It’s an unbelievable feeling.
That team across the way, you tip your hat to them. They did a great job. It showed in these Finals.
If I could have gave more, I would have done it. I gave everything I had
This is a proud moment for our city. This is the first time we have won a Finals game in this city, and I’m happy to be part of the history.