How long does it take a competitive person like you to get over a seventh-game loss in the NBA [finals]? A week? A month? Ever?
I still haven’t gotten over it. It’s tough. Because you envision back, and saying, “If we could have done this different, that different in the game, it would have been a different outcome.” So, it’s hard. You think about the what ifs and all of that. I don’t think you ever forget it.
Good. Don't ever forget it. At least not until you avenge it this year. Then you can look at it as that "thing" that happened after your first title here… and right before your second one.
Lots of good stuff outta Paul in this interview… including thoughts on Shaq, Miami, and his future with the team.