Warriors reflect on how tough winning 2017-18 NBA championship was


PROGRAMMING NOTE: Legends: The 2017-18 Golden State Warriors premieres Thursday night on NBC Sports Bay Area following Warriors Postgame Live.

The Warriors swept the 2018 NBA Finals, but the journey to that moment wasn't easy.

On the road to winning back-to-back titles, the Warriors dealt with injuries to all four of their All-Stars. Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all missed time at the end of the regular season.

They trailed the Rockets 3-2 in the Western Conference finals and had to rally to win Game 7 in Houston just to advance to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals.

In NBC Sports Bay Area's new documentary, Legends: The 2017-18 Golden State Warriors, the players, coaches and management reflected on how difficult it was to win their third championship in four years.

Draymond Green

"One of the toughest things I've ever done in my life. The entire ride, it was tough. All the other championships were like, 'Wow, I can breathe now, like, the weight is off my shoulders. We accomplished it.' This one didn't feel like that. It was like, 'Thank god this is over.' “

Steve Kerr

"The bar was raised during that span. We raised the bar, and I'm really proud of our guys for raising that bar, but it brings along a different set of challenges. And so, instead of being the Cinderella team that everybody was excited to see, we're now the team a lot of people were hoping would get knocked off."

Steph Curry

"It's a pretty good feeling knowing that you're the favorite coming into the season and you take care of your business."

Klay Thompson

"It just proves how hard it is to go back-to-back, it's so hard to win back-to-back championships. We were this close to not doing it. That's what makes you appreciate it even more."

Bob Myers

"Ultimately, it was a deep fulfillment to it, but I would say, personally, not as much unbridled joy."

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