Everyone fell head over heels in love with the Warriors overnight. They came out of nowhere to win the NBA title. Nobody saw their flaws because they were never challenged.
The Warriors trail the Thunder 3 – 1 in the Western Conference Finals after getting curb stomped 118 – 94 last night. Oklahoma City has exposed the Warriors flaws. They’re pushing them around. Steph Curry is hurt, and his shot isn’t falling. For the first time they look over-matched.
Traditionally, NBA champions have to overcome adversity before they win a title. Michael Jordan lost twice to the Pistons before the Bulls won a championship. The Kobe and Shaq Lakers lost twice to the Jazz, and once to the Spurs before they won a title.
Colin thinks because the Warriors never faced real adversity during their meteoric rise, they aren’t equipped to handle the adversity they face now.
“Look what Durant’s gone through. They had to fire a coach. And they had to trade James Harden away. And in the end there’s been a growth process for Oklahoma City.
LeBron James has earned all his wins. He goes to Cleveland. He gets beat up. He gets to a Finals. He gets swept. He can’t get back. He gets back. He leaves. He gets a title. He gets another. Then he gets beat in the last year. And then he goes back to Cleveland. And then last year he gets to the Finals and his 2 best teammates get hurt. And now he’s tied up against Toronto because Kevin Love goes into the tank.”
For those that thought Warriors would win 4 or 5 titles and never be challenged, Oklahoma City is on Line 2.