Here is the opening to my Monday column about the Golden State Warriors:

It’s a curious thing about the Golden State Warriors. Every year, they get their time of scrutiny, a time when fans and writers look squarely at them. That time is now.

The NFL season is over — it extended longer than usual around here, the Super Bowl and all that. And baseball has not started. Which means the Warriors move to the center of the frame. We look at them. We notice things. We take stock. They are the story.

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