Andrew Bogut at Pepsi Center on November 22, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 118-105 to start the season 15-0. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

The Golden State Warriors hangover has been one of the most interesting sports stories this past summer. From having Kevin Durant leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to the team letting multiple valuable players go in the process, the way they have reacted to their defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers may end up shaping the league for years to come.

One of the key players that ended up leaving the team in the process was Andrew Bogut. Bogut is a seven foot tall, versatile Australian that was priceless at times down the stretch for the Warriors who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks over the summer.

He opened up to USA Today about facing his old team and some of the answers may surprise you. The normally soft spoken center didn’t pull any punches.

Bogut was asked what it was like hearing his durability questioned internally by the Warriors after he had left town, and naturally, he was upset.

“But that’s how it is. I don’t buy into the sources thing. I don’t buy into all that (expletive), because this league is so two-faced and everybody is so fake. The same people who made those comments will see me tomorrow and shake my hand and ask me how my family is. This league is full of people who are full of (expletive) and shallow, and that’s what you figure out in pro sports. It’s very hard to meet a genuine person who you can call your friend in this league. That’s just the reality, and I understand that.”

What an absolutely great quote. Fill in those expletives like a mad libs game, it is very, very fun. As Bogut is set to face his old team for the first time tonight, emotions are running high. Not needlessly though, as Bogut was criticized unfairly for his role on the team. Subsequently, the Warriors have a hole in their lineup where he used to play.

If he wants revenge, it won’t happen via the press – it’ll happen out on the court.

[USA Today]

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