Stephen Curry, left, holds the championship trophy and Andre Iguodala holds the series MVP trophy. Paul Sancya
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Everyone's new favourite team just won the NBA title

The Golden State Warriors wrapped but the best-of-seven series last night.

THE GOLDEN STATE Warriors became the new holders of the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy with a 105-97 road win over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers last night, wrapping up the best-of-seven series in six games.

And few could deny they deserved their first NBA title since 1975.

Like their NFL neighbours across the Oakland car park they call home, the Warriors have long been one of basketball’s most dysfunctional teams. However, under first year coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors set the NBA on fire this season.

Last night was just a microcosm of what makes this team so great. While Steph Curry nailed the key three-pointers everyone has come to expect, in game six he was happy enough to step back and let his passing do the talking.

Passes like this:

With the Cavs double-teaming the regular season MVP, he shared top-scoring honours with Andre Iguodala, a man who didn’t start a game during the NBA’s long regular season but who was last night named the best player of the Finals.

For Cleveland, despite the best efforts of LeBron, it’s yet another season without a major sporting title for one of the US’ least successful cities.

Still, the best player of his generation showed class in defeat:

The NHL’s epic end-of-season montage even features a rare headed goal

Do you remember these 9 beautiful goals from Italia 90?

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