In the face of a stunning NBA Finals loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, the Golden State Warriors' stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green remained defiant when staring down the media.
After being defeated in Game Seven of the Finals 93-89 by the Cavaliers, the Warriors lost the series 4-3. The same series that they once led 3-1 not so long ago.
This time last year the Warriors were celebrating the franchise's fourth NBA title and their first since 1975. Sunday was a different story though.
The Golden State players were visibly distraught at having failed to get over the line against a far less fancied Cleveland outfit.
When Thompson was asked why they could not close-out the series (the Warriors missed their last nine shots to finish the game), the shooting guard who went 6-of-17 for 14 points on Sunday, was at a loss for words.
"I mean, I don't know," Thompson started.
"It's hard for me to answer that right now. It is the hardest thing I've ever had to go through in my sports career. It's just difficult to process right now."
Despite being overcome by sorrow, Curry and Green insisted that the group would bounce back.
"This ain't the last that you'll see from us," said Green, who scored efficiently and notched 32 points on 15 shots in Game Seven.
Curry, who only contributed 17 points, echoed those words.
"It's not a good feeling," Curry said.
"At the end of the day, we want to keep this memory so that it will fuel us as we stay together as a team.
"Because like Draymond said, this ain't the last time you're going to this stage."