After finishing with a regular season record 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors seemed poised to walk through the playoffs and into their second NBA Championship in a row.
While their regular season will be one for the history books, not everyone takes solace in the accomplishment. For Andrew Bogut, he would rather end the season with a .500 win-loss record and a ring than break the NBA regular season record and lose in the Finals.
“I’d give up the 73 wins any day of the week to get a ring,” said Bogut. “I’d rather go .500 all year and get a championship ring than claim the record and not win it all.”
“Who cares about the record now? Some guys might, I definitely don’t. “That’s the most disappointing thing; we didn’t finish off the great work from the season. There’s no bittersweet feeling for me, it’s just bitter.”
Bogut’s bitterness is understandable. The Warriors had the ring in their grasp but were clearly outplayed by the Cavaliers the final three games of the series. It can’t help that they won the Western Conference Finals by coming back from down 3-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Andrew Bogut may be bitter now, but it’s only been three days since the loss. Once the Warriors come back for next season, Bogut may have a different perspective.
Unless he’s let go to make room for Kevin Durant. Then he might stay angry.
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