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The Warriors won the championship on Tuesday, June 16.
On Wednesday, June 17, the "Warriors will look to trade David Lee" rumors began.
Lee was officially traded to Boston a couple of weeks later, and on Friday night, he will face his former team.
"This is a business, and because of the salary cap and things like that, it was time for me to move on, and that's what I did," Lee told Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday. "It couldn't have ended any better."
It ended with a title, and Lee, after a frustrating regular season and playoffs, made his presence felt when his number was called in the Finals.
But it's been somewhat of a frustrating start to the season for Lee in Boston.
Through the Celtics' first 21 games (he missed games 20 and 21 with a right heel contusion), the 32-year old averaged 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 15.4 minutes per contest.
A couple of weeks ago, he approached head coach Brad Stevens to discuss his role and how he could earn more playing time.
In Game 22 on Wednesday night, Lee registered 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal over 18 minutes, as Boston beat Chicago, 105-100.
While the Celtics (13-9) are an up-and-coming young team, the Warriors are 23-0 and rewriting the record books.
But Lee does not regret leaving Golden State.
"The biggest thing for me is ending on the note that I did last year winning a championship," Lee said. "I think if we'd have lost in the Finals, I'd be having major regret right now being anywhere but in Oakland...
"Obviously, I'm really proud of those guys and cheering for them every game, except when they play us."