There are those out there that will say that the Golden State Warriors are not a good fit for the NBA. That could be said, it could also be argued that the NBA needs a team like Golden State to help and inspire other teams to be just as good as they are. There are always those teams in all sports that people say are harmful to that particular sport. Regardless of if it is the Yankees in baseball or the Patriots in football, Golden State is just this era’s team to be hated. This is not the first time a team in the NBA has been despised and chances are that this will not be the last team. Let’s look at a few of the other teams that people said were bad for the NBA.
There was a time when people hated to hear the name Boston Celtics. As it tended to bring a sense of hatred in them. This was due in part to Larry Bird and Kevin Mchale. These two players along with the rest of the Celtics dominated the sport in the 80’s. People then said that the Celtics were bad for the sport and that they needed to lay off and give some of the other teams a chance at winning. After the 80’s passed and Bird retired, we saw the rise of another team that dominated in the 90’s. Along with the Celtics, there were the Los Angeles Lakers that seemed to be in the NBA finals with the Celtics almost every year. While this annoyed a lot of people, this led to some really great moments on the court.
This is one of the most misunderstood players in the NBA. There are those players and fans that love Curry, as he gives them an image to go after and yet, there are those players and fans that despise him for the mere fact that he comes across as arrogant and stuck on himself. The addition to the team of Kevin Durant this year has made the Golden State Warriors one of the most loathed teams in the NBA.
This is a player that many views as a sellout. There are a number of reasons for this but the simple fact is that they see him as a sell out for the fact he left Oklahoma City to be with Golden State. Why you might ask, well the answer to this question is simple, he wanted a championship ring. When he left the Thunder a lot of fans lost their respect for him and hated the Warriors even more as they felt that the team had lured away from their best player and a man that had devoted his career to the Thunder. In some ways, you really can’t blame the man for wanting to improve his situation. Yes, he should have remained a loyal team, but there is that attraction to being on a winning team. This is why a lot of people will say that Golden State is not good for the NBA.
In the end, we all need to remember that at one time the Golden State Warriors were thought of as a joke in the NBA. Just because they are the biggest name at the moment does not mean that a team down the road like the Grizzlies will not eventually lead to being the next team that will be hated and looked at as a bad stain on the face of the NBA. So just chill and relax and let the Golden State Warriors do what they are doing and enjoy the ride that they are currently on.