On Monday night, the Warriors finally put away the Cavs 129-120 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to reclaim the title.
Kevin Durant's mother, Wanda, received plenty of love on Twitter.
This is why we play. pic.twitter.com/KfkPtIJAea— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 13, 2017
congrats KD, & even more of a congrats to momma KD— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) June 13, 2017
Tonight Mama Durant became President.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 13, 2017
So happy for you @KDTrey5 you deserve it. Bless your mothers heart!!— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) June 13, 2017
Two MVPs 🏆🏆 pic.twitter.com/LhWbuz5ysf— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) June 13, 2017
Warriors puff their chests
Glory to God! pic.twitter.com/5nlTXUObqp— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) June 13, 2017
I'm the only person ever with a rat tail and a NBA championship! Let that sink in!🏆— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee34) June 13, 2017
Feels better than I thought!— David West (@D_West30) June 13, 2017
Fellow players recognize greatness
NBA players both current and retired also offered their congratulations.
Let KD and the Golden Empire reign of terror begin feel 😢😢for the rest of u— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 13, 2017
KD is THE MAN #Respect— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 13, 2017
Congrats to the Golden State Warriors!!!— Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) June 13, 2017
Congrats my friends 💍👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlurBarbosa) June 13, 2017
Enjoy Bay Area another 🏆 @nba Championship!!
S/o to my guy Andre iguodala for being a 2 time Nba champion. Def dope— Evan Turner (@thekidet) June 13, 2017
And would the Finals be complete without the presence of a few A-listers at the game?
Reactions to Game 5 scrum
Game 5 also had its share of bumpy moments, which didn't go unnoticed on Twitter.
Just freaking let them fight....— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 13, 2017
They definitely kissed... #thefinals— Kris Humphries (@KrisHumphries) June 13, 2017
Slow-motion replays conclusively reveal that David West just fed Tristan Thompson like a mama bird feeds a baby bird— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) June 13, 2017
Bay Area athletes and teams offer their congrats
But the Warriors still had plenty of reasons to celebrate, and professional athletes from other teams in the Bay Area took to social media to share in Golden State's excitement.
It's over!!! Warriors NBA champs again!! #bayarea— Michael Crabtree (@KingCrab15) June 13, 2017
Championship Baby! KD Curry and the crew did it! 🏆 #Champs— Vadal Alexander (@v_alex74) June 13, 2017
Congrats to the Warriors!— Khalil Mack (@52Mack_) June 13, 2017
Another season has come and gone and NBA fans around the world will have to wait until next season to see if the Cavaliers-Warriors saga will continue on for a fourth straight time.
-- Meaghan Latella and John Wilmhoff