For Golden State Warriors fans, this feeling is all too familiar.
This piece was initially set to tackle the Oakland Athletics’ spring training storylines and how the youngsters wearing the Green and Gold are doing in Arizona. However, after the recent play of the Golden State Warriors, I decided I could not stay silent any longer on the Bay Area’s poster child franchise for fan base discontent.
The Warriors are going through the most tumultuous period of Joe Lacob and Peter Guber’s tenure as owners, and if they’re not in panic-mode yet, they should be. After losing to the Houston Rockets 94-88 Friday night and the Milwaukee Bucks last night 103-93, the Warriors are officially unraveling, and for the rest of the season they’ll be battling for one of the final three playoff seeds in the Western Conference.
In addition to the currently-seventh seeded Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers are showing signs of life in the second-half and the Utah Jazz are clinging to the eighth seed, and if the Warriors don’t turn things around, they’ll find themselves at home watching the playoffs on TV just like the rest of us.
For all of the goodwill this team garnered in the first half of the season en route to the best start to a season since the Run TMC days of 1991, they are facing some serious questions in regards to how they’re going to get out of this funk that’s caused them to go 6-12 since the beginning of February.
So what are the Warriors doing — or more importantly, not doing — to hurt their cause? Let’s take a look.