Jazz first team to blow 3-1 series lead since 2016 Warriors originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Attention all Warriors fans -- we are not trying to put you in a bad mood, or bring back terrible memories. We simply are reporting the facts.
And the truth is that Golden State no longer is the most recent NBA team to blow a three-games-to-one lead in a best-of-seven playoff series.
In 2016 vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors became the 11th team to surrender a 3-1 advantage, but the first to do so in the NBA Finals.
Many people across the basketball world took great joy in making fun of the Dubs on social media and other platforms. But the fun for Golden State's detractors didn't last very long, because Kevin Durant joined the organization a couple of weeks later.
The Warriors exacted revenge by winning back-to-back NBA titles in 2017 and 2018. And they almost assuredly complete the three-peat if KD was healthy when the Dubs faced the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 finals.
In the end, Dub Nation always needs to remember that if the Warriors don't cough up the 3-1 lead, they don't get Durant in free agency.
It all worked out in the end.