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Kevin Durant ‘Glad’ the Warriors Lost in the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant explained why he was ‘glad’ the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant explained why he was 'glad' the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

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Kevin Durant says he’s glad the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant says he's glad the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant is glad the Warriors lost the NBA Finals.Wait a second, Warriors fans, hear him out before you freak out — because it actually makes a ton of sense.Durant spoke to ESPN about his journey through free agency and how the Warriors’ loss allowed him to find a new home.


Kevin Durant Admits He’s Glad the Warriors Lost the 2016 NBA Finals

Kevin Durant Admits He's Glad the Warriors Lost the 2016 NBA Finals

Warriors players and fans are still getting over the sting that came along with losing to the Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals.Steph Curry has gone on the record and said that he’ll probably never get over the loss.But they can take comfort in this: If Golden State had won their second straight championship back in June, there’s a good chance that they wouldn’t have had the opportunity to sign Kevin Durant in July.


Kevin Durant Admitted He Was ‘Glad’ The Warriors Lost The NBA Finals

Kevin Durant Admitted He Was ‘Glad’ The Warriors Lost The NBA Finals

Getty ImageIt’s become commonplace to trot out this line as a way to further push the knife in the Warriors for their stunning collapse in the Finals: the 73-win Warriors lost after holding a 3-1 lead in the Finals while starting the NBA’s first unanimous MVP at point guard.It’s a particular brand of schadenfreude that the casual fan reserves for only the most dominant when they finally fall.But Golden State’s precipitous decline after such a dominating regular season may have inadvertently spurred their gigantic offseason success when Kevin Durant decided to head to the Bay.


Kevin Durant ‘Glad’ the Warriors Lost in the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant 'Glad' the Warriors Lost in the NBA Finals

With his free agency decision looming, Kevin Durant was rooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the NBA Finals.KD, it turns out, had already made up his mind about joining the Golden State Warriors, and for optics, wanted them to lose the championship before he signed on the dotted line.Joe Lacob, Kevin Durant, Bob Myers and Andre Iguodala said a bunch of interesting things at Stanford on Monday night https://t.co/IT1EEjxAUO — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 11, 2016The former MVP was desperate to play for a squad that he knew would make his life on the court that much easier and more fulfilling.

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