Most people believe the dynasty is over for the Golden State Warriors, but nothing is stopping healthy and more mature Splash Brothers from winning a fourth title.
A rare occurrence for a sports franchise is to not only win a championship but sustain success. The Golden State Warriors were able to be the team to beat for five consecutive years.
In the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, it was like the basketball gods were steering the Larry O’Brien Trophy away from the defending champs. Bad break after bad break throughout the entire series — but these bad breaks weren’t only affecting this playoff series.
An unpredictable Kevin Durant decided it was time for departure from the team he called home for three years. Klay Thompson, after battling leg injuries early in the series, suffered the ultimate leg injury late in Game 6, a torn ACL. A gruesome fall would sideline Klay for the remainder of the game, as well as the upcoming season.
All the Warriors had left was an angry Draymond Green — who most believed wouldn’t be a true All-Star if it weren’t for the Splash Brothers by his side — and Stephen Curry, we all know who he is, I don’t need to give background on the living legend.
But at the end of the day, playing five straight seasons of two extra months of basketball compared to the rest of the league, at some point, fatigue is going to play a role.
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So, as bad as it sounds, maybe the Warriors should be thankful for quarantine.
When Curry got hurt at the beginning of the season, it was a tough pill to swallow, but it allowed the three-time NBA champion to get some rest, and let the young guys get some experience.
Once play resumes again, the Warriors will be in prime position for a run at their fourth title in six years. Fresh and healthy Splash Brothers, young and improved role players, and strong defensive forwards in Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins.
You thought the dynasty was over? Think again.
The Golden State Warriors are going to come home with another title in the 2021 NBA season. Curry and Thompson only got so many more years of dominance left in them.
At the end of their primes, the dynamic backcourt will be stronger, more mature than before, and ready to prove they never needed Kevin Durant. The 2020-21 Warriors will be the new and improved 73-9 Warriors picking up right where they left off in 2016.
Watch out basketball — the dynasty isn’t over yet.