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Kevin Durant Said Blowing A 3-1 Lead Isn't In His Top 5 Worst Losses

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Every NBA fan remembers how the Oklahoma City Thunder blew a 3-1 lead against the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. That loss seemed to be very painful for every fan given the advantage the Thunder had over the Warriors that won an NBA-record 73 games in 2015-16.

Well, not for Kevin Durant, who doesn’t think that loss was as big as many people tend to see it. That season the Thunder looked ready to go all the way to win the NBA title before they collapsed against the Warriors. Talking on Hot 97, Durant explained that loss is not even in his top 5 ranking.

“It doesn’t rank in the top five,” Durant said.

He explained how that season went down and how the Cleveland Cavaliers were the best team in the league, but making it clear that he felt they had a real shot for the title in other seasons.

“But these other seasons, I felt like…”

“You actually had it?” a host asked.

Durant: Yeah.

The Thunder looked destined for a dynasty after that season, but things changed really quickly when Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors, in a move that earned him a lot of criticism. Nobody knows how he really feels about that loss, but Durant is clearly downplaying the actual significance of it.

During that series OKC showed a great level, playing like a championship-caliber team, but it looks like Durant thought different.