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This past offseason Warriors forward Andre Iguodala told the Breakfast Club that the OKC Thunder were actually the best team the Warriors faced in the 2016 NBA Playoffs. The veteran forward recently commented on the Kevin Durant signing and looked back on their NBA Finals collapse in which they blew a 3-1 lead and went onto lose Game 7 on their home floor.
Iggy says that by losing the Game 7, the Warriors had the motivation and perfect pitch to go after after KD and that accusation could propel the Dubs to four championships. Via the Mercury News:
Iguodala on the Finals loss: “I said this after we lost. Losing this game might propel us to four championships. Then when you go recruit a guy who’s available like this, once every 25 years. If we would’ve won, I don’t know if we would’ve got him. We lose, got a chance and there’s a chance to go after four or however many we possibly got a chance to get. You understand that – J Cole is a rapper and he says that, ‘There’s beauty in pain and there’s struggle in success.’ That was the beauty in the pain. In the Finals, we made a lot of mistakes we can fix. But going through that struggle and getting something like this, hopefully we can do great things.”