The Warriors came out of nowhere. Now they’ve revolutionized the game. In the Finals, the Cavs are using a flip phone and the Warriors have an iPhone 6.
Today in The Herd, Colin said that like most revolutions, no one saw the Warriors coming.
“That’s what happens with revolutions. You don’t see it coming. That’s why they’re revolutions. They change everything. By the way, when these governments get toppled, the Arab Spring, the peasants don’t tell the King ‘Here we come.’ They storm the palace.”
The Warriors have changed the NBA like iTunes changed the music industry, and caught the record labels flat footed.
“The producers were releasing albums, they’re putting out CD’s, the same old revenue stream. Suddenly digital music arrives, iTunes arrives, and Apple takes over music.”
The Cavs were built to compete against traditional 2015 powers like the San Antonio Spurs. After getting beat down by the Warriors in the first two games of the Finals, it’s clear the Cavs’ roster model is obsolete.
The only person LeBron can blame for the Cavs’ roster is LeBron the GM. When he announced “The Return” to Cleveland in 2015, owner Dan Gilbert allowed him to pick the roster. It’s pretty clear he picked the wrong one.
The Cavs adopted Golden State’s offensive style during the season and won the East. But, when they play the Warriors, they look like Shooter McGavin trying to imitate the Happy Gilmore swing.