Warriors owner Joe Lacob has talked confidently, some might say arrogantly, about his team for much of the season.
And now that the Warriors have dumped the Thunder and returned to the Finals, Lacob is being brave yet again — potential Cavaliers bulletin board material be darned.
“I can’t wait. I’m so excited. And it’s exactly the matchup that I, frankly, was dreaming of this year,” Lacob told CSN Bay Area following the Warriors’ Game 7 win over the Thunder on Monday night.
The Warriors defeated the Cavs in six games in the Finals last season.
The fact LeBron James and the Cavs were missing the injured Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love initiated some conversation about whether the Finals fight was fair.
This time, the Cavs’ Big Three are healthy and rolling, having compiled an NBA-best postseason record of 12-2.
But the Warriors set an NBA record with 73 regular-season wins and have won three straight.
And according to Lacob, they’ve wanted to face the healthy Cavs all along.
“I think I can speak for most of the team,” he told CSN Bay Area. “We’re pretty excited to go play them again because of everything that was said after we won last year, that they weren’t full strength.
“And, apparently, LeBron wants us too. So it should be interesting.”