It was a miserable ending for the Golden State Warriors last night. Coming off a record-breaking 73-9 regular season, the Warriors managed to let a 3-1 advantage over the Cleveland Cavaliers slip right through their fingers, ultimately losing the contest 4-3.
This types of unlucky series of events seem to be a commonality in the sports world (unless you're the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls). Most recently in 2007, the New England Patriots set a NFL regular season record of 16-0, and marched their way through the playoffs to unexpectedly lose to the New York Giants, 17-14.
This upset in football was certainly the biggest in NFL history, as the Giants only had a 10-6 regular season record. They qualified for the postseason as a wild-card team as the No. 5 seed, far below the No. 1 seeded Patriots. At least the Warriors were defeated by the No. 1 Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference.
But with the amount of drama surrounding the 2016 NBA Finals, Warriors fans will have a tough time swallowing this loss for years to come. From Draymond Green‘s Game 5 suspension to Ayesha Curry's infamous deleted tweets, this series had its fair share of distracting issues off the basketball court, and fans could use these instances as potential excuses for the Cavs' victory.
But as a dedicated Patriots fan said to help console Warriors fans, “we don't like thinking about '07. You're never gonna like thinking about '16, that's just the way it is.”
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