Golden State Warriors Proving More Doubters Wrong on Current Historic Run

January 17th, 2016 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

The Golden State Warriors may not have needed the extra motivation supplied by so many preseason skeptics, but they got it anyway.

And now, halfway through the 2015-16 season, the doubt-smashing NBA champs are following an improbably improved MVP into the record books.

"It's probably better for us to come into a season after winning a championship and then being doubted once again," center Andrew Bogut wrote in his column for NBA Australia earlier this season. "It gives us more fire and drive, and maybe that's the reason why we've started the way we have. 

Maybe some of the Warriors' biggest doubters should have just kept quiet.


Better Lucky Than Good?

We have to be careful with Doc Rivers' now infamous thoughts on the Warriors' good fortune, relayed to Zach Lowe of in the preseason: "You need luck in the West," Rivers said. "Look at Golden State. They didn’t have to play us or the Spurs."

Rivers was stating objective facts, but the Dubs didn't have to work very hard to find motivational doubt in his comments. To them, Rivers was saying they w ...

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