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Draymond Green: ‘Crushing a whole bottle of wine’ with Steph Curry helped start dynasty

For The Win logo For The Win 10/11/2018 Andrew Joseph
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The Golden State Warriors' dynasty started with the 2015 NBA Finals win over the Cavaliers, but the road to the championship wasn't necessarily easy.

In fact, Draymond Green isn't sure the Warriors would have won that first ring if it wasn't for some late-night drinking with Steph Curry.

As the Warriors head into potentially their final season as a complete unit (Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson are impending free agents), Green sat down with ESPN to look back at the past four seasons with Golden State. He was asked to share his favorite story about Curry, and that brought him back to the second round of the 2015 NBA playoffs.

Green said via ESPN:

Let me think of one that protects his image. [Laughs] My favorite Steph story goes back to the beginning of all of this, right before our first title. We were in Memphis, down 2-1. Steph wasn't playing well, and it felt like the world was collapsing on us. So he was in his room, doing nothing, and I called him: "Hey, let's go get a drink." "All right, cool." So we go to Blues City Cafe, drink a bunch of drinks, eat a bunch of garbage and have a bunch of fun. And we won the next three. That moment was the beginning of our run, where it could have gone all the way left. We just needed to just get away from the game.

Then we're in Cleveland, down 2-1 in the first Finals. Steph was struggling, so I took a bottle of wine to his room. So it's just me and Steph, in his room, crushing a whole bottle of wine - and we won the next three.

Those are the moments I'll never forget. That's my guy, man.

And we all know what happened in Game 6 of that Memphis series.

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Must've been the wine. The secret to overcoming 2-1 series deficits is clearly drinking - there's no disputing those results.

Green did say that if the Warriors stay together, the only thing that can stop the dynasty is old age.

You can read the full story here.

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