3 titles in 4 years. That’s what we call a dynasty. The Golden State Warriors, with a Game 4 win last night, just swept the LeBron James led Cavs to win back-to-back titles and their 3rd title in 4 years. This is an incredible accomplishment, an amazing team to watch.
When the series started, I figured it would go 5 or 6 games. I assumed LeBron would pull something out of his………hat, and pull off a victory or two. But this isn’t about LeBron right now. This is about the Warriors.
The Warriors were a very good team before they added Kevin Durant. His addition makes them one of the best teams ever assembled. They play great together. Everyone on the court is an active participant every single time down the court. Their ball movement is a lesson in fundamental basketball. But the scary part is the fact that each one of their starting five has the ability to create his own shot as well. How do you defend that? Seriously, how do you defend that? Apparently you can’t.
Kevin Durant won the Finals MVP when it was all said and done. He averaged 28.7 pts, 10.7 rebounds, and 7.5 assists. He also put up a triple double in Game 4. He became the face of a team that has the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. That’s impressive. Curry could’ve won the award too, but it’s irrelevant when you compare it to the championship itself. Just ask the players.
Both Durant and Curry, in post game interviews, stressed that the MVP didn’t matter as long as the team won. Skeptics will cry BS, they may even be right. But at least they’re saying the right things in an adrenaline-filled moment. I truly believe these guys love playing together.
So what lies ahead for the Warriors? For the NBA? The league has put itself in a position where only 5 or 6 teams even matter. I hope they can find a way to fix this. We are in a time where super teams are the modus operandi for success. No more building the team through the draft or making key trades. But for now, let’s be grateful that we’re able to watch the greatness that Golden State brings us each game. It really is something to behold.
The NBA draft is around the corner. Which team will pick the right piece to their future? Stay tuned.