written by tariq
Congratulations goes out to the Golden State Warriors for reaching the finals for their 5th straight year. They are this decade’s Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
Even though they haven’t played a game in the NBA finals this year, the Warriors are winning without superstars Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, who are both out with injuries. This makes their accomplishments from the last week and a half, historic.
Now as we all know, in sports we may not know what’s going to happen in the next series, but whether it’s Milwaukee or Toronto they face in the finals Golden State will look to make history.
The Warriors are an impossible team to be angry with. They simply have a nice chemistry of talented hard-working players with excellent basketball communication. They have the greatest shooter in the league as a leader, Steph Curry, and other talented players at the heart of the team like Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.
That being said, I hope Kevin Durant leaves. Not just because I’m a Knicks fan (okay I admit it, it is because I’m a Knicks fan) but to just have a new rival to challenge the champions going forward.
I’m actually surprised the NBA let this go on for such a long time. It wasn’t that long ago that fans and the league were upset over players working together to win championships. It seems like six or seven years later, everybody’s cool with it.
There’s a great line in the movie Mission Impossible 2, “In every good story there has to be a hero and a villain.” I’m not saying the Warriors are the villain, nor am I saying they’re the hero, but they need a rival. The Cleveland Cavaliers were that with LeBron James, but now that’s over.
So like any pick up basketball game anywhere in the world, when a team has been running teams off the court, the question is, “who’s next?” The answer to that may coming on July 1st, the start of NBA free agency.