The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of history. And yet the Golden State Warriors can’t catch a break.
In true we-walked-uphill-both-ways pontification, several former pros have downplayed their run at the Chicago Bulls’ 72-win record. Hall-of-Famer Oscar Robertson said Stephen Curry’s success is mostly due to today’s softer brand of basketball. Both Stephen Jackson (2006-07 Warriors) and Cedric Ceballos (1993-94) said their former teams would’ve beaten Golden State.
Please. Enough already.
I’ll take the ball zipping around the perimeter over Charles Oakley slugging an opponent in the nose. Give me Steph Curry pulling up from 30 feet as if it’s 5, the reigning MVP's Globetrotter escapes from traffic, Draymond Green’s triple-doubles, Klay Thompson’s Michelangelo-pristine shooting stroke, Steve Kerr’s humility, the torrid fourth-quarter thrillers.
Curry already has more threes this season than anyone in NBA history. He’s Barry Bonds without the steroids.
And the fourth quarter and overtime of last weekend’s Warriors/Thunder heavyweight fight? Pay-per-view worthy.
The Warriors are revolutionizing the game – and that’s worth appreciating, celebrating, DVR'ing on a nightly basis. It’s time for Ceballos, Jackson, Robertson and all fathers, grandfathers and uncles who complain about today's game to embrace the Warriors once and for all.
We may be witnessing the best team in NBA history.