Klay Thompson: This season will be a '100 percent' failure if we don't win Game 7
As we all know by now, the Golden State Warriors weren't just good this past season, but historically great. Steph, Klay and Co. made the three-ball at a record pace on their way to an NBA record 73 wins. It's a feat which very well may never be matched, or surpassed.
But while the regular season was spectacular, it doesn't take away from one simple fact: That the Warriors are one loss away from failing in pursuit of their ultimate goal, an NBA championship.
That's also why Klay Thompson didn't hesitate Thursday night when asked if he thought this season would be a failure if the Warriors didn't win a title.
While the answer isn't surprising, give credit to Klay for his candor. It's hard to be so open and transparent about such a touchy subject, especially following an embarrassing loss, on what could have been a night where the Warriors very well could have celebrated a title.
Instead, it's back to Oakland for Game 7 Sunday.
In the process, Golden State will try to avoid becoming basketball's version of the 2008 New England Patriots, the historically great regular-season team which couldn't quite close things out and take home the title.