Patriots receiver Julian Edelman calls the Warriors 'unfair' with Kevin Durant
Ummm, Julian, your team added Brandin Cooks this offseason
Julian Edelman -- a member of the best team in football, the New England Patriots, who added Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore, Mike Gillislee, Dwayne Allen (to name a few) to their Super Bowl winning roster this offseason -- is not a fan of the Golden State Warriors now that they've added Kevin Durant to their 73-win roster.
On Tuesday, a day after the Warriors won their second title in three years and their first with Durant, Edelman revealed how he really feels about the NBA's superteam. Of note: Edelman, who is from the Bay Area,
is "was" a Warriors fan.
"You know, I've got a couple ties to Ohio, too, going to Kent State," Edelman said, per NESN. "Kyrie Irving, LeBron [James] -- I mean, those guys are studs. I guess the Warriors won. I was a Warriors fan, but I think it was just a little unfair with KD [Durant]. I mean, that team was ridiculous.
"Congratulations to them, Steph [Curry] and those guys. I mean, they're studs, but it's almost unfair. It was fun to watch because it was two elite basketball teams playing really good basketball and another team just dominating. It will be exciting to see what the Cavs do in the offseason, and it will also be exciting to see what the Warriors do, see if they keep [Klay] Thompson and what they're going to do. I'm no GM, though."
- Both the Warriors and the Patriots have won two championships in the past three years.
- Both the Warriors and the Patriots have won the most regular-season games in the past three years.
- Both the Warriors and the Patriots own the record for the most wins in a regular season.
- The Warriors added Durant and the Patriots added Cooks.
When you put it that way, Edelman, who signed a contract extension last week, is right. The Warriors are a bit unfair. But so are the Patriots. NFL fans probably feel the same way about the Patriots as NBA fans feel about the Warriors.
And it's not the Patriots or Warriors' fault (cue the Good Will Hunting scene since we're talking about Boston here).
It's not the Warriors' fault they drafted Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green and then were able to sign Andre Iguodala and Durant in free agency. Just like it's not the Patriots' fault that Tom Brady is somehow ageless, Rob Gronkowski ended up being the most explosive tight end ever, and the Saints wanted to trade Cooks.
Give both teams credit. Now it's time for the rest of the NBA and the NFL to catch up to them.
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