And the latest iteration of Steph Curry's partnership with Under Armour might have Kevin Durant eating his words about the shoes. That 2016 decision, they say, created such an invincibly talented squad that it has drained much of the drama from following the National Basketball Association through its championship round.
"We just don't have a lot of vehicles to add players, as far as financial or cap space or even the non-taxpayer mid-level [exception] - things that you'd normally have, we don't have", Myers said.
"The last two games Houston had leads in both games, they played really well but I thought they wore down and I thought our talent just took over". "I'm so excited to coach you again next year". Colin Cowherd, for one, believes Boston will "dethrone" the Golden State Warriors, who just won their third title in four seasons.
"Because it's not about [the record]", Durant said.
Durant then used that context, of the conditions under which certain players have displayed that greatness, to offer arguably his most eyebrow-raising observation: "I feel like it's easy to be the best player when you don't have good players around you". I pride myself on working hard wherever I go.
During Durant's time as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he was the centerpiece of that franchise, leading the league in points scored for five consecutive years from 2010 to 2014.
How it all shakes out is anyone's guess, but the Warriors know it has to shake - at least a bit - if they're going to be back in the same position this time next year.