Everyone knows what happened during the 2016 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors were up 3-1 on the Cleveland Cavaliers until LeBron James and Co. pulled off the comeback for the ages – one aided by a suspension from Draymond Green.

The Warriors star famously accrued the flagrant foul that put him over the top with a suspension via a shot to the groin of LeBron James late in Game 4. This when they were minutes away from going up 3-1 and heading back home to Golden State.

Green was completely candid in his recent appearance on The Old Man and the Three podcast with JJ Redick and recalled the moment and whether or not he regretted it. Draymond had a rather interesting take, pinning some of the blame on LeBron James himself.

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“If somebody steps over my shoulder, I’m naturally going to try to get you off my shoulder. I can’t promise you I wouldn’t react the same way. But what I do know is, I think LeBron coaxed me into that,” claimed the Warriors star. “And I know for sure today he couldn’t coax me into that. If it’s anything, it’s that. But I don’t regret it because s–t happens and I learned so much from that.

While Draymond Green understands fully well that had he not missed Game 5 at home, chances are they would go on to win the series 4-1 and nab their second consecutive NBA Finals trophy. But the Warriors star claimed it was a blessing in disguise for the team’s legacy in the long run.

“If we do win that series, I don’t think we get Kevin Durant. And if we don’t get Kevin Durant, I’m not sure if our run would have continued. So say we do win two in a row right, and then we never win again. That’s not viewed as the same dynasty as what we did do.”

Winning the next two titles with one of the greatest players to ever play the game joining their team in Kevin Durant certainly took out the sting of blowing that 3-1 lead.