Warriors' Owner Joe Lacob Said They Were The Better Team Despite Losing To The Cavaliers In The Finals Last Year
You know what they say, insufferableness starts at the top. Well, actually it might be success that starts at the top. Eh, whatever, with the Warriors it's basically the same difference anyway. Joe Lacob's masturbatory self love (that's got to be dangerously close to causing chaffing by now) for what he's created - via the help of exemplary coaching and a hot hand in the dice game that is the NBA Draft - runs rampart throughout his whole organization, and there is no bigger sign of it than him heaping championship-level praise on his 73 win runner-ups.
I can't - in good conscience - say that he's wrong, because the Warriors probably would have went back-to-back if Draymond Green could have suppressed his impulse to go limb-to-dick. Speaking strictly from the "team" perspective, the record setting and history making Warriors probably were better than the Cavaliers. After all, Cleveland needed Kyrie Irving to play Robin to LeBron James' Batman in just barely saving Gotham from the thin-skinned villains whose money man can't seem to get over the heroics that took them down. That said, saying such as the self important - albeit successful - owner of a team whose choke job became an internet sensation is a move so annoying that it makes me yearn for the days of the nauseatingly repetitive '3-1' jokes. Joe Lacob might have a lot to be proud of, but he's light years behind in understanding that the better team losing made them - at least temporarily - a top-to-bottom failure as a franchise.