Bucks owner Marc Lasry discounted Warriors owner Joe Lacob’s statement about Golden State success being attributed to the organization being “light years ahead” of the rest of the NBA.

According to Lasry, the Warriors tried to trade Steph Curry to the Bucks for Andrew Bogut back in 2012, before he bought the team.  

The trade was ultimately rejected by the Bucks due to the medical staff’s concerns over Curry’s weak ankles. 

Via The Athletic:

I don’t know if they can be light years ahead if they traded Steph Curry to the Bucks for Andrew Bogut,” Lasry says of a proposed trade before he purchased the Bucks, which has been reported as both fact and urban legend. “That was the deal. But the Bucks’ medical staff didn’t think Steph’s ankle would hold up. That killed the deal.

So, I don’t know if that’s being light years. It’s luck. And that’s fine.” Lasry then smiled and added, “I think we got rid of that medical staff when we bought the team.”

We all know how that turned out for everyone.  The Warriors eventually got Bogut, Curry’s ankles while still weak, have held up, Curry’s a three point shooting machine who is collecting titles.

Way to go Milwaukee!