Kendrick Perkins came out and apologized to the Golden State Warriors' Big 3 for all the disrespect directed at them this season. The team from the Bay Area put on a clinical performance to grab a 103-90 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics to clinch their seventh championship.
Coming into the series, Perkins had his former team, the Boston Celtics, as the favorite to win it all. However, the young team fell 4-2 to the experienced Warriors side. Perkins, on his part, was quick to acknowledge the Warriors' greatness in a tweet that read:
"Well let me go ahead and get my apology out the way right now!!! I’m sorry Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors for the disrespect this season. God Bless America!"
The Boston Celtics came into the series on the back of wins over Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat. Many believed their resolute defense would get the job done in the Finals as well. However, the Warriors proved to be too good.
The Dubs were down 2-1 in the series, but produced a remarkable turnaround to win the next three games, with Steph Curry leading the way. The 34-year-old was announced as Finals MVP, ending his long wait for the prestigious trophy.
The Warriors now have seven NBA titles, fewer than only two iconic teams, the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers.
Steph Curry leads Golden State Warriors to a fantastic win
The Golden State Warriors knew they were coming into a hostile environment for Game 6. However, they had been on this stage many times before and were ready to lock horns with the Celtics.
Boston started the first quarter well, but the Golden State Warriors slowly took control of the game.
They went on a 21-0 run toward the end of the first and into the start of the second quarter, the best run by any team in the NBA Finals in the last 50 years.
Draymond Green had a vintage game where he managed 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. He was also elite on defense, making life difficult for the Celtics.
Steph Curry also had a massive game, scoring 34 points, along with seven rebounds and seven assists. Another player who had a huge impact on the Game 6 win was Andrew Wiggins. He scored 18 points while also grabbing six rebounds and six assists.
The All-Star was a defensive maverick who put the clamps on Jayson Tatum.