No disrespect to any of the remaining teams, but we may as well just give the Larry O’Brien trophy to the Golden State Warriors right now. Because they have never been as dominant and as motivated as they are right now.
And that beatdown they just laid on Portland shows they’re better now than they’ve ever been.
This is exactly what the Warriors envisioned and what the rest of the league was tripping about when they added Kevin Durant: the team you’re seeing right now. This is why they were the heavy favorites and everyone was so pissed when Durant joined forces with Steph, Klay and Draymond. Because they knew this would happen. And there would be no beating them. And right now, they look unstoppable.
Not only is this the best they’ve ever looked but they just dropped 45 on Portland in the first quarter, 45!? On the way to that curb stomping, and they did with Kevin Durant playing limited minutes in his first game back, and without Steve Kerr, Shaun Livingston and Matt Barnes.
So as dominant as they were in sweeping Portland, they’re just going to get better. This is a team that is peaking at the right time, and not looking for some switch to throw like the Cavs.
They’re unstoppable. I mean, who is going to beat these guys? Not only are they the most talented team in the league, they’re the hungriest, after blowing that 3-1 lead in the Finals last year.
And they may have even more to play for if they don’t get Steve Kerr back. If you’re the best, deepest and most motivated, you’re not coming off the floor without that hardware. And that sweep just gives them even more time to rest and recover.
I would never say cancel the postseason after one round. But you can go ahead and cancel the postseason after one round, because no one is beating these guys.