Stephen Curry reveals what he wanted to tell LeBron James after game seven

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The Golden State Warriors may have lost the NBA Finals on their home floor last night, but one thing they certainly haven't lost is their class and sportsmanship. 

Having beaten the Cleveland Cavaliers last year to claim the Larry O'Brien trophy, the Warriors are now on the other end of the spectrum after a 93-89 loss at the Oracle Arena to the same opponents. 

It was a disappointing end to what has been an incredible season for the Dubs where they won a record 73 games in the regular season. 

After overcoming a 3-1 deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals, they somehow threw away the same lead to the Cavs, losing three straight games for the first time under Steve Kerr.

But amid the celebrations and the unsurprising hysteria around the Cavaliers following their first ever championship, players and staff members of the Warriors stuck around to congratulate their opponents despite the horrible feeling of losing. 

Draymond Green - who was suspended in game five after an altercation with LeBron James - sought the Cleveland superstar out through the cameras on the court and shared a warm embrace with him in an admirable moment of respect between two of the game's fiercest competitors.  

One player who wasn't able to congratulate LeBron due to the numerous people that surrounded him on the floor was MVP Stephen Curry. 

The point guard and King James also shared some trash talk during the series but Curry revealed exactly what he wanted to say to the now three-time champion in his post-game press conference. 

"[LeBron] had a lot of people around him congratulating him. But there's no denying what he was able to accomplish this series," he said. "He played pretty great basketball, made some timely shots. Definitely was a huge reason they got it done.

"So hat's off to him. Winning a championship is no easy task, and he was able to accomplish it with his guys. So you congratulate him. If I do see him, that's basically what I'd say. Enjoy. Obviously he's done it before, but enjoy the moment. They definitely deserve it. They played their butts off and got it done.

"That's a special moment for them. Every person I've seen, I've talked to, I'd tell them enjoy it because we know how it feels as well."

Head coach Kerr also took the time to pay tribute to the Ohio-based franchise which illustrates the class of the Golden State organisation.

They may not have ended the year with the title as everybody expected but nonetheless, they had a truly outstanding season and gave us countless memories throughout the campaign and can be proud of their achievements.

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