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At risk of repeating myself to the point of sounding like the proverbial broken record, this is simply the best team any of us has ever had the pleasure to watch.
End of story.
Drop the mic.
Sure, there are organizations and franchises and clubs out there across sports that on paper or by accomplishment are as impressive as this one. Those Chicago Bulls you mentioned. The Yankees of yesteryear or the A’s of the early ’70’s. The Montreal Canadians, Edmonton Oilers or Red Wings or Rangers. The Celtics of the ’60’s. The Steelers or Cowboys or FortyNiners or Patriots of the Super Bowl era, the Packers prior to that. Heck, can even look at those Futball Clubs of Manchester United or Real Madrid or Barcelona or several others if you want to span the globe.
But none of them. Not one. At least to this observer is or was a better team with a capital T than this one.
Top to bottom in the organization, front office, coaching staff or player, they didn’t just “buy in” to the concept. No. You can tell the truly believe it. Mind, hear and soul they believe it. That is not to say that they don’t understand who they are as a part of the puzzle. But they believe that sum of their collective whole is truly greater than their individual parts.
There might be teams who had greater individual players if we want to simply put them side by side. But as a team, or Team. There has thus far been none greater.
It will be a challenging journey for them to complete their stated task. But as a Team, they can most certainly meet that task.
Thank you Golden State Warriors. You are a pleasure to watch and be a part of on this epic journey to greatness.
73 down. 16 to go.
“Maybe he’s the fist. He is the fist who wallops the opponent and keeps his teammates angry and competitive and ready even on, say, a Tuesday night in Milwaukee…”
I thought they played in Oakland last night? Am I missing something? At my age, I probably am…
Here’s why this fan goes gaga over Curry. Besides the unbelievable talent and skill, that is. It’s not the whole non-intimidating physical thing you mentioned. I could care less about that. He could be eight feet tall and chiseled out of stone for all I care. It’s because he’s so humble and down to earth, so real. Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, those guys are all phony jerks. Curry’s not. No, I’ve never met him, and it could all be an act. But I really doubt it. He’s just so lovable!
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.