Andre Iguodala and the Warriors got it handed to them by the now-NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. They were up 3-1 with home court advantage for the possible title-winning Game 5, but lost the next three games to a hungrier, more physical, and more composed Cavs team. Three weeks later, however, Iguodala still won’t give them credit for their title.
On Thursday, Iguodala joined the Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, where he said the Oklahoma City Thunder were better than both the Cavs as well as Warriors in the playoffs, and should’ve won the NBA championship. Yeah…
This, from an Andre Iguodala radio interview, on the Thunder will only sting OKC fans more pic.twitter.com/9mxuRgirSj
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) July 14, 2016
Of course Iguodala says this after Golden State gets Kevin Durant to sign with them, officially eliminating the Thunder as contenders and leaving Westbrook by himself in Oklahoma City.
Were the Thunder the better team though? Maybe, but we’re talking about a team that had a 3-1 lead and a chance to close it out three times. Their leader Kevin Durant shot 12-31 in Game 5 at Oracle Arena and 10-31 back home in OKC in the clinching Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
Were the Warriors better? Everyone thought so, but the Warriors held a commanding 3-1 lead AND home-court advantage, but their emotional leader Draymond Green loses his cool and gets suspended a game. Their scoring leader Stephen Curry shot 8-21 in Game 5, 8-20 in Game 6, and 6-19 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, a combined 22-60 from the field (36.6%) and 15-42 from downtown (35.7%).
It all starts with your leaders, and when it mattered most LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Cavs brought their best game and helped bring a title to the city of Cleveland.
What do you think? Who was the better team?