Draymond Green speaks out about Warriors’ five straight Finals run
Draymond Green considers himself lucky after the Golden State Warriors booked their ticket to a fifth straight NBA Finals appearance. After all, careers don’t usually last long and only a few can really make it to the biggest stage in basketball.
In his post-game presser, Green talked about the Warriors’ dominance and how special it was to become just the second team in league history to make the NBA Finals in five straight years.
“Careers aren’t that long. If you can get 10 years out of it, you’re lucky. Five straight finals is special… [but] we’re trying to win this thing. I’ve been to a Finals and lost, and it’s no fun,” Green said, per Ben Golliver of Washington Post.
But Green, who’s gunning for his fourth ring, is not just satisfied with an appearance on basketball’s biggest stage. Fresh in his memory is their loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 — a series where they were up 3-1 before a historic collapse.
The 2016 defeat will be forever etched in the minds of basketball fans, especially those of Warriors critics. Despite this, Green and Co. have managed to move on, play their system, and more importantly, get the victories.
And whether or not they win in the NBA finals to complete the three-peat, the Steve Kerr-led Warriors will go down as one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports.