Athletes and other personalities react to Golden State's incredible game seven win

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The Western Conference Finals ended in style as the Golden State Warriors completed their memorable comeback over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Oracle Arena. 

Stephen Curry's 36 points led the defending champions to a 96-88 win as they became just the tenth team in NBA history to recover from a 3-1 deficit. 

Having been on the ropes, Klay Thompson's huge showing in game six - where he dropped a record 11 threes - swung the tide firmly in the Warriors' favour. 

However, they did not have it all their own way in the Bay as OKC came out fighting in the hope of salvaging their season. But their efforts proved futile as the reigning MVP dropped seven threes - shooting 58.3 percent from behind the arc - to put the game to bed. 

He was helped by Thompson, who, along with his splash brother, ended the series by surpassing the previous record for the number of made buckets from downtown in a seven-game matchup. 

After a thrilling series, the final encounter was the most anticipated game of the season to date as the Dubs looked to add another chapter to their record-breaking season. 

Big names from the world of basketball and other professional sports were quick to voice their opinions on social media as Golden State made more history. 

The Thunder's elimination will leave them with a lot of questions to answer. When looking back on what could have been, game six will be the one that really sticks in their throat.

Having worked so hard to hold the advantage in front of their own fans, they let a double-digit lead slip at the Chesapeake Energy Arena and everybody sensed the momentum had swung away from the Northwest Division franchise.

As for the Warriors, they are just four wins away from clinching back-to-back titles and capping off their incredible season in style. 

The comparisons with the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls have been a constant throughout the Warriors' title defence, and lifting the Larry O'Brien trophy will rubber-stamp their achievement as the greatest single-season team in history. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers stand in their way, and the 2015 rematch will be far from a repeat of 12 months ago.

With a fully-fit roster, Cleveland are a different animal. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love add a new dimension to their game and LeBron James' influence goes without saying. 

The Warriors overcame the Thunder with an incredible display of three-point shooting, however, Cleveland are more than capable from downtown and should be able to hang with their opponents in that department. 

It is sure to be an interesting series with a number of intriguing matchups. We can't wait. 

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