Andrew Bogut speaks out on his health after Game 5 of NBA Finals going into the Olympics
The Golden State Warriors had their fair share of bad luck last season, letting their only 3 game skid of the year cost them an NBA title. Andrew Bogut probably had to most disastrous end to the NBA season, leaving Game 5 with a concussion injury while colliding with J.R. Smith. Luckily for Bogut, he says the Olympic Games are what helped him menatlly recover from such an unfortunate experience.
“Mentally and physically, it was good to have another goal straight away,” Bogut told Yahoo Sports. “It was a freak play, like most of my injuries. It was frustrating, the way the whole thing played out. It wasn’t great. But it happened. The reason why we’re professional athletes and there’s all these big contracts is because we have to deal with that, we have to suck it up and move on. Move on to the next thing, and that’s the Olympics.”
Bogut’s transition to international play this summer has certainly worked out well. According to ex-teammate Klay Thompson, the talented Australian is lucky to have this opportunity to bounce back.
“He’s playing great. It’s good to see him out there healthy because he had a tough injury in the Finals. We definitely missed him,” Thompson commented. “I knew this was potentially his last Olympics and I knew he didn’t want to miss it for anything and he was going to do everything he could to get back. You don’t want to be sitting at home, sulking on what could’ve been. We all wanted, obviously, to get that second ring, but it didn’t turn out that way.”