So, the Golden State Warriors aren’t playoff perfect. Who is?
Beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, and you have every reason to suspect they will go down as the best postseason team in NBA history. A 16-1 trouncing of the field will be sufficient as far as meaningless arguments go.
Better than any of the Celtics of the ’60s, Lakers of the ’80s, or Spurs of the ’00s.
And yes, better than any mint of the Chicago Bulls from the glory years of the ’90s.
The reason? Simple.
The Bulls won all their trophies with the greatest player in the game’s history – Sir Michael Jordan – on their side.
If these Warriors can finish off the Cavaliers on Monday, they’ll not have won their second title in three years with the best player of their age on their team.
They’ll have won a second title by dethroning the best player of their age – Prince LeBron James – on the other side.
Beating the best player > winning with the best player. Next question.
You know, if Warriors coach Steve Kerr really wants his team to win it all, he’d notice they were undefeated in the playoffs with him on the disabled list and have lost 33 percent of their games since he came back from a bad back.
If they lose again, Kerr should do the noble thing and take a broken sternum and ensuing hospitalization for the team. If Kerr isn’t riding in an ambulance during the team parade, he isn’t caring enough.
We’re kidding, people. Put the angry letter to the editor away.
A question to all those who insist LeBron < Jordan, no matter how many playoff points King James scores or postseason games he wins.
I mean, wow. You’re getting all worked up insisting that LeBron will go down as only the second greatest player to ever play basketball in the history of ever.
And as for those of you still complaining about the Warriors adding all-world talent Kevin Durant to their 73-win team in the offseason: huh?
We’d remind you about that time LeBron took his talents to the Miami Heat to join an all-star cast, but to what end given your short-term memory loss?
If it makes you happy, let’s just make a rule that says great free agents can only go to horrible teams, and we mean you, New Jersey Nets.
Warriors win in five, downtown Oakland car fires at 11.
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