This is just salt in the wound of Oklahoma City fans.
The Warriors’ Andre Iguodala was on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 in New York and was talking hoops, and then started talking about the Oklahoma City Thunder. Transcription via Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman.
“Now that we got KD, I can say it: They were the best team last year in the league in the playoffs,” Iguodala said. “They were better than us. They were better than Cleveland. They were the best team in the playoffs. They should’ve won a championship.”
Why didn’t they?
“I mean, we just hawked them down,” Iguodala said. “But they were better than us. They played us better than anyone. They played us better than Cleveland. Some of the stuff they was doing, it’s like…oh, man. We gotta play perfect.”
Not a ton but more times than they wanted to admit, the Warriors got bailed out during the regular season because Stephen Curry or Klay Thompson would just get unstoppably red hot and shoot them to a win on a rough night. A night they probably should have lost. That happened again in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City — the Thunder played great ball, but Thompson just could not miss from three.
It also reinforces the fact the Warriors didn’t just add a superstar to their roster, they also cut their main competition in the West off at the knees.