The Golden State Warriors have returned to The Finals for the third straight season. Following their Game 4 win over the Spurs, Joe Lacob was asked how much redemption is on his mind.
“A lot. I kind of honestly feel that we’re on a mission," said Lacob. We’re not done. We got to go back and get some of what kind of feels taken from us last year. I’ll just leave it at that.”
Lacob admitted he hopes the Warriors get the opportunity to play the Cleveland Cavaliers again.
“Honestly, I don’t really care who we play (shoots a sly grin). Ok, maybe a slight preference for Cleveland. Only because I feel we have some unfinished business from last season.”
The Warriors famously blew a 3-1 lead last year against the Cavs.
"We were the better team but they did win. We need a chance to go in there and prove that," said Lacob.
Lacob was also asked if he thinks the 16-17 Warriors are better than the 73-win 15-16 Warriors.
“I think it is. Honestly. I think we’re better. It’s hard not to be better when you have a guy as good as Kevin Durant on your team. We were awful good last year. The one difference is Steph was hurt, as we all know. How much we can debate. But he was not what you see out there now. Then of course we had some other issues in the Finals. With Kevin, this is a very, very good team. The opposition is going to be good in the Finals. So not taking anything for granted.”