NBA Champions David West Bobblehead
After 14 NBA seasons, David West can add NBA champion to his resume after being a key contributor in his first season with the Warriors. West averaged 4.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game in 68 contests as a reserve in the 2016-17 regular season.
Following the Finals-clinching Game 5 win, West spoke to
NBA TV’s David Aldridge in the Warriors’ locker room:
“It’s been a long journey. And it feels great to get here. It feels better than I thought it would. All honesty, you know, it’s not about being the No.1, No. 2, or getting all the shots — that stuff’s irrelevant. It’s about winning. It’s about being a part of a journey. It’s about being a part of every single step. It’s about winning, and accomplishing a goal.
We set a lofty goal for ourselves at the beginning of the year. We talked about just winning a championship every single day, so we had no days off. We had no option not to work.
Everybody’s in the weight room, everybody’s on the court and that’s what it’s about-it’s about the work. Somebody else could have been here but it’s being a part of a special group and putting together the right type of people and that’s what we did.”
West, who made a financial sacrifice to sign with the Warriors, continued:
“You can’t bury it and take the treasures with you. So it’s about the small things in life. The accomplishments, man. It’s about winning. And we set a goal. We worked every single day toward that goal and nobody can ever take that away from us-straight up. We won. We worked.”