The 2016 NBA Finals is a memorable time for everyone… except for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. That year, the Dubs were unstoppable, breaking the record for most wins in a regular season with 73. They overcame a 3-1 deficit in the Conference Finals to advance… only to give up their own 3-1 lead to LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Finals.

Nearly six years after that infamous choke job, the Warriors star was given an opportunity to talk about that series. In his show, teammate Draymond Green asked Stephen Curry if he'd trade his two rings from 2017 and 2018 to reverse the infamous 3-1 series. Curry surprised nearly everyone by saying he'd rather have the two rings. He explained:

“I would say no. I think for the rest of my life I'll be able to laugh at '16. It'll always be that awkward acknowledgment of an amazing regular season… I'm glad I don't take myself seriously cause goddamn that was hard”

Despite that loss obviously being a rather big mark on the Warriors, it's nice to see both Steph and Dray laughing at the their misfortunes. As Curry pointed out, while that 2016 loss will sting, it's at least something that he can look back on and laugh at. It's an example why the star is well-loved amongst fans; it's because he isn't afraid to poke fun at himself.

It's not like the 2017 and 2018 Warriors rings aren't tainted, too (at least for some fans). There are still many NBA viewers that hold a grudge against the Dubs for acquiring Kevin Durant after that loss. Many felt that the Warriors took the easy way out and made themselves unstoppable, destroying any semblance of parity in the process.

Regardless, the past is the past. The Warriors are now looking to prove that they'll be able to win a championship against without Kevin Durant. Green and Klay Thompson are ready to go against the Nuggets in the first round. However… Steph is still dealing with some injuries, which puts his status for Game 1 in question. Still, there's no question this Warriors core wants to show that they still have what it takes to go all the way.