Hate Fun? Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Are Probably Not the Team for You

January 19th, 2016 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Fun isn't for everyone, and neither are the Golden State Warriors.

These Warriors used to be universally adored. They were the darling underdogs under head coach Mark Jackson in 2012-13 and 2013-14—a team that, despite its sub-surface warts, liberated a browbeaten fanbase and franchise from decades of inconsistency.

When Steve Kerr supplanted Jackson, Golden State made the leap to surprising juggernaut and eventual champion. And that swift rise has put the Warriors under a different kind of microscope.

They are no longer waiting for a torch to be passed. They have seized it. They are the new guard, even with the San Antonio Spurs challenging them, and their reign is now subject to the hyper-attentive pushback that follows every change in regime.


Can't Please Everyone

Resistance to Golden State's success began last season.

Jump-shooting teams can't win championships. When the Warriors did, they were particularly lucky. They were especially healthy. The Cleveland Cavaliers were especially unhealthy. Not even Stephen Curry's MVP award came without ...

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