Historic Starts Across NBA Overshadowed by Ruthless Golden State Warriors

December 15th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

NBA players and teams going unnoticed and unappreciated have the Golden State Warriors to thank.

Of course, in a space where "nobody respects us" is a nauseatingly repeated motivational cliche, we know league-wide gratitude is unlikely. Better to say those having great, ignored years have the Warriors and their historically dominant season to blame.

If you're reading this, you probably know the Dubs raced out to a perfect 24-0 start, the best season-opening run in league history, before succumbing to fatigue and the Milwaukee Bucks (in some order) on Dec. 12. In the process, Golden State ran up its net rating and average margin of victory to obscene levels, putting the 1996 Chicago Bulls and their 72-10 record on notice.

Stephen Curry, last season's MVP, is somehow now a viable candidate for Most Improved Player—or at least he should be.

No wonder the Warriors have made us miss so much of what else has been going on.


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