Since starting this project back in 2016, the Golden State Warriors have won every single year. I’m wishing for another team to take that throne, but I’m sure that change will come in good time.
Taking this into account, it seems like the Warriors do the same thing each and every year. They start weird at the beginning, have some bumps and bruises in the middle, then finish incredibly strong. But something different is happening this year compared to the past. The Warriors should be steam-rolling right now, but have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games with some ugly losses to Miami, Orlando and last place Phoenix.
No one is particularly worried about this, as they still hold the number 1 spot in the West and probably will still hold that spot come the end of the regular season. It’s also that time of year where everyone is analyzing the cracks that are forming in this team. Like Steve Kerr spitting the dummy at Draymond Green or Kevin Durant snapping at Kerr. Or how about Klay Thompson calling out their own fans or Steph Curry’s serious shooting slump. Now that’s a number of hiccups for one team especially at this time of year, but it’s the Warriors we’re talking about.
These cracks are not new. If you go back through my archives, you can see a pattern with this team. That’s why no one is truly worried about the Warriors current position. From last nights loss to the Suns, this team is now about to venture through a tough road trip facing the Rockets, Thunder, Spurs, and Timberwolves. Golden State could lose every game and still ace through the Playoffs for the title.
There’s only been a total of 5 teams in NBA history who have completed a ‘three-peat,’ and the Jordan Bulls have done it twice — so realistically it’s 4. The Warriors are back to their old tricks, but this time it’s different.
Catch you Thursday.