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Old 07-07-2018, 07:48 PM
 
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We Spurs got lucky when Parker, Ginobili, and Duncan all panned out.

But what GSW did was once in a lifetime. It wasn't like Klay, Green, or Steph were first overall draft picks. They were all pretty much "experimental developmental upside" picks that showed you could win without an all-star center.
Yep, thatís once in a lifetime luck. Now if the Warriors can pick players with the same accuracy again and go on another run after Curry/Klay/Green...then we can all bow down to their talent evaluation.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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They didn’t need to sign Durant. If the Warriors didn’t throw the series then they would be going for a five-peat.

And don’t tell me it wasn’t fixed. A 73 win team, who already won a title the previous season, who knows they will be back next season, with a 3-1 lead blows said lead and loses Game 7 at home? They quit and said to themselves “ we won last year, let’s let LeBron win one in Cleveland “

That’s the way it looked. Disgraceful
GSW didn't quit. They got a good case of "NBA rigged-fixing."

The NBA was so desperate to give Lebron his 3rd ring and the Cavs its first so they had to suspend Draymond for Game 6 and call every single foul on Steph during game 5 to diminish a far superior team who was about to beat the Cavs again.

Make no mistake, GSW won't lose again with their current roster. No amount of NBA-fixing can solve it.


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Yep, that’s once in a lifetime luck. Now if the Warriors can pick players with the same accuracy again and go on another run after Curry/Klay/Green...then we can all bow down to their talent evaluation.
Agreed. I doubt it happens again.They'll milk a good 2-3 more rings out of this until someone wants more money and it breaks up but we likely won't see something like this again. Greatest team ever drafted/assembled before Durant even showed up, as evidence by their 72+ record that year. No Laker or spurs dynasty could even get that record.

Teams who perpetually get top picks every year can't even do what GSW did.
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Old 07-07-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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GSW didn't quit. They got a good case of "NBA rigged-fixing."

The NBA was so desperate to give Lebron his 3rd ring and the Cavs its first so they had to suspend Draymond for Game 6 and call every single foul on Steph during game 5 to diminish a far superior team who was about to beat the Cavs again.
Draymond plays dirty and deserved to be suspended. No "fixing" going on there.


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Agreed. I doubt it happens again.They'll milk a good 2-3 more rings out of this until someone wants more money and it breaks up but we likely won't see something like this again. Greatest team ever drafted/assembled before Durant even showed up, as evidence by their 72+ record that year. No Laker or spurs dynasty could even get that record.
Greatest team ever before Durant showed up? Let's see, they beat the Cavs without 2 of their big 3. Then blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavs the following year.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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How the Warriors created a blue print for a championship team last year:

1. Signing Kevin Durant after blowing a 3-1 lead.
Only because Curry was hurt and Draymond Green couldn't keep his act together.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Only because Curry was hurt and Draymond Green couldn't keep his act together.
Bogut also got hurt, Iguodala was having back problems, and Harrison Barnes went into a deep freeze. All of that and the Warriors were still a minute from taking the series.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Yep, thatís once in a lifetime luck. Now if the Warriors can pick players with the same accuracy again and go on another run after Curry/Klay/Green...then we can all bow down to their talent evaluation.
Jordan Bell was a pretty solid 2nd round pick.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:01 PM
 
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Draymond plays dirty and deserved to be suspended. No "fixing" going on there.




Greatest team ever before Durant showed up? Let's see, they beat the Cavs without 2 of their big 3. Then blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavs the following year.
Draymond's suspension certainly played a role in Golden State's downfall, along with Curry being injured.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Bogut also got hurt, Iguodala was having back problems, and Harrison Barnes went into a deep freeze. All of that and the Warriors were still a minute from taking the series.
Unfortunately they just couldn't hold on and score at a critical time in Game 7. Iguodala's back problems actually started flaring up in Game 6. Had the Warriors gotten it all done in Game 5, they likely could've prevented those back issues.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:22 AM
 
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I have no problem with KDs move to GS. None at all. Cavs fans should be the last to talk as well.


I have a problem with GS fans saying- they win without KD and that Curry IS the straw the stirs the drink and makes it all work and heard this awhile back and fell out of my chair "KD is a luxury".


This has not been Curry's League. He was abused in the 2016 series, and he was outplayed by his counterpart in the 17 series. Honestly the Warriors won in 15 beating Lebron with Delly as his second option- I hate the Bulls but they sweep us in 15 if they face us.


Now I will say Curry and KD are so tough to defend while on the court together. You have to play Curry 30-35 feet out and you need to trap him bump him and make him feel uncomfortable and most of the time this takes two guys. The space this leaves for a player like KD is the problem and it is the play and circumstance that beat the Cavs. Let's be honest Klay didn't really do much and he let Irving get his and Draymond was playing cheerleader half the series with foul trouble.


You act like the Cavs won easily against the Warriors in 2016. Warriors were still the better team overall, that is a fact, they had a couple of bad breaks and only lost in the last minute despite the suspension, bad health, and questionable officiating. The difference though is that the year before that, Cavs only won 2 games and were not close to winning the series. You have to be honest. I just gave you the facts.
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Old 10-17-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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For all the talk about this great Warriors dynasty.....let's not forget their first title over the Cavs who were playing without Kyrie, and then became the first team to blow a 3-1 series lead in the final, after recording the most regular season wins in history. Injuries are definitely a part of the game, and no asterisk needed for Kyrie's injury, but the Cavs still beat them twice without Kyrie, probably could've beaten them a 3rd time maybe a 4th time?? I'd still take the MJ, Pippen, Rodman bulls over the Curry, Green, Klay Warriors.
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