By Janie McCauley
AP Sports Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry tucked a celebratory cigar into his right sock for safekeeping as he handled all of his post-championship obligations.
His fists were clenched as he pondered his latest accomplishment, still wearing his sweaty uniform, ankle braces, kneepads and game shoes. Oh, there would be more partying, for sure. Perhaps all summer long.
And if he and the rest of the Warriors have their way, for years to come.
Curry, Kevin Durant and their teammates are determined to build a dynasty together — and they might just be well on their way.
LeBron James believes so.
Two titles in three years for Golden State. A fabulous first one with and for Durant.
“We’re obviously just getting started,” Curry said after closing out Cleveland in Monday night’s NBA Finals Game 5. “This is something that we want to continue to do, but for us to have these conversations that we had almost a year ago and now being in this position, worth every shot we took in practice, fighting through injuries that he had this year, and it’s an unbelievable feeling.”
The second NBA championship feels drastically different for Curry, because this one was a comeback from a heartbreaking missed opportunity last year against James and the Cavaliers when the Warriors knew they should have won it all but squandered a 3-1 lead.
As a raucous crowd cheered at Oracle Arena, Curry watched freshly crowned Finals MVP Durant capturing his first ring in his 10th NBA season.
“It’s different just because of what happened last year to be honest,” Curry said. “We went through, for…
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