On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation. And it nearly perfectly mirrored what he did a year ago.
This is the great thing about Golden State's looming dynasty, one that is on the verge of beating Cleveland for the National Basketball Association title for a third time in the last four years.
Brown, along with San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead actually took in Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena, and while the result of the game wasn't the one No. 81 was looking for, he was impressed by the energy of the stadium. "The one he made tonight was about four or five feet behind the one he made previous year".
After posting a 26-9-7 (points-rebounds-assists) night in Game 2, Durant saved his best for the Golden State Warriors' road trip in Game 3, tallying a playoff record high 43 points to go with 13 rebounds and 7 assists.
This could be the last time the 33-year-old plays in Cleveland as he could leave in free agency this summer.
"Different game, different season, different feel", Durant shrugged afterward, knowing full well how similar it was to the one he hit last season and knowing what it means right now. Soon, maybe Friday, maybe not until Monday, this team will have the same. Curry's backcourt partner Klay Thompson was just as chilly.
There really shouldn't be any argument as to who is the best player for Golden State.
And he goes on to state some of the players with the defending champions have their heart set on sweeping James.
It became tricky this season when each of them was injured for a span, most recently Curry at the start of the playoffs. They are a Superteam, without question.
Join us for live news and analysis from Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday at 6 p.m.in Cleveland, where the Warriors hope to move closer to their third title in four years against the Cavaliers. "You can't have mistakes". "They're not going to beat themselves. And that's, you know, pretty daggone good".
This night, though, some of them came with the package. He logged another triple-double with 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.
For the Cavaliers to make the series a competitive one, these things must all come to pass.
And the Cavs were down 0-3.
The Warriors lead the series 2-0 after a pair of wins at Oracle Arena. James was shown asking Lue if the team had any timeouts and then reacting as if he had been punched in the stomach when he learned the Cavs could have stopped the clock. "That's what championship players do".
A few reminders about his team's urgent predicament against Golden State, questions about President Donald Trump and another review of Cleveland's heartbreaking loss in Oakland swung his emotions. Curry told Durant he didn't care who'd be the face of the Warriors, who'd receive more recognition, who'd sell more shoes.
Hood's great play extended into the fourth quarter as both teams traded blows, and he would finish with 15 points and six rebounds on 7-of-11 shooting from the field.
"It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years", Kerr said. He's been an MVP, a Finals MVP, an Olympic gold medalist already.
"I was definitely excited", said Durant, who tends to try and keep emotions to himself.