Entertainment Sports See the Best Photos from Stephen Curry and the Warriors' 2022 NBA Finals Win The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday night to win the 2022 NBA Finals By Jason Hahn Jason Hahn Jason Hahn is a Human Interest and Sports Reporter for PEOPLE. He's worked at PEOPLE's Los Angeles Bureau as a writer and reporter since 2017 and has interviewed the likes of Kobe Bryant, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Brady. He has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in Journalism from Columbia University. He previously worked for Complex Magazine in New York City. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 17, 2022 01:33 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty 01 of 12 Stephen Curry Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Stephen Curry, now a four-time NBA champion, was named MVP of the 2022 NBA Finals. 02 of 12 Draymond Green and Hazel Renee Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Golden State has appeared in six out of the last 10 NBA Finals. 03 of 12 Andrew Wiggins Elsa/Getty During their playoff run, the Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies in the first and second rounds. 04 of 12 Gary Payton II Adam Glanzman/Getty Golden State ousted the red-hot Dallas Mavericks to win the Western Conference championship. 05 of 12 Celebration Inside the Locker Room Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty To date, the team has won seven NBA titles in its history, 06 of 12 Winning in Boston Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty The Warriors also won three titles during a storied rivalry with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2015 to 2018. 07 of 12 Klay Thompson Celebrates Successful Comeback Adam Glanzman/Getty Much of Golden State's success boils down to the return of Klay Thompson, who was out for two years while recuperating from several injuries, including a torn ACL. 08 of 12 Stephen and Dell Curry Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Steohen Curry celebrates with his father, Dell, a former NBA player. 09 of 12 Stephen and Ayesha Curry Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty "Bye Boston!" Ayesha Curry wrote in a post to her Instagram Story after the win. A Boston sports bar repeatedly mocked her career during the NBA Finals. 10 of 12 Champagne Celebration Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty "Nobody thought we'd be here," 34-year-old Stephen Curry said after the game. "It means the world." 11 of 12 Family Time Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Stephen Curry was joined by family members, including his wife, Ayesha, and mother, Sonya, after the Game 6 win. 12 of 12 Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty The four longtime Warriors players have proved instrumental in the team's success.