Golden State Warriors
Four championships in eight years. Not too shabby.
The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions, after defeating the Boston Celtics, 103-90, Thursday night. It was their first title since 2018 and the fourth for Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
Curry, who had 34 points in Game 6, was named NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his career. The last time the Warriors played in a Finals’ Game 6 was 2019. They lost the championship that night and Thompson tore his ACL.
The win was an emotional one for a Warriors team that has been through a lot in the last three years. Congratulations Dub Nation!
Steph Curry and Davidson
It really is a great week to be Steph Curry. The aforementioned NBA title and MVP award Thursday night, and then, on Friday, Curry’s alma mater, Davidson, announced it will retire his No. 30 at an August 31 ceremony. It will be the first number retired by the school.
At the ceremony, Curry will receive his degree and be inducted into the Davidson Athletics Hall of Fame. Curry completed his Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology this past May, but the playoffs conflicted with graduation. That is a way better excuse than the dog ate my homework.
Stanley Cup Finals
The Colorado Avalanche have a 1-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Finals, after an exciting Game 1 on Wednesday night.
The Avalanche had a 3-1 lead in the first period, with the Lightning then tying it up in the second. Ultimately, the Avalanche won, 4-3, in overtime and the game set the tone for the series.
Game 2 will take place Saturday night at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT from Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado and will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN+.
The Washington Commanders continue to make headlines, and the headlines continue to be bad. Per ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the NFL has fined head coach Ron Rivera $100,000 and taken away two 2023 OTA practices for excessive contact in the offseason programs.
A request was made to the NFLPA to review video from June 1 and June 8, and the Association let the NFL Management Council know it felt violations had been made. The Commanders concluded their spring practices on Thursday.
Vince McMahon and WWE
As WWE deals with allegations of misconduct, Vince McMahon stepped down as Chairman and CEO of the company, the WWE announced Friday morning. McMahon’s daughter Stephanie has been named interim CEO and interim Chairwoman.
On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Vince McMahon agreed to give a secret $3 million to a former employee over an alleged affair.