The Golden State Warriors
The wonderfulness of the Warriors is hard to describe. I have seen some truly great basketball over my life time. The Celtics of the Bill Russell era, the Lakers with Magic and Worthy and Kareem, the Celtics with Bird, the 76’ers with the Doctor, the Spurs of the last 15 years and the Bulls with MJ. Now, I love watching the Warriors. Watching them is like listening jazz. It is effortless. The ball moves – Curry to Green to Durant to Iguodala- bam. They can score inside and outside. BUT and this is a huge BUT they also play defense.
The biggest difference between the Warriors of this year and last year is Curry didn’t have to carry the team. Curry didn’t shoot that well in the 4th and 5th games. It didn’t really matter. Why? He still played defense and dished the rock very well. KD carried the team when Curry wasn’t hitting 3’s. KD showed up and played extremely well every game. (MVP!)
Let’s me take a second to address those folks who are dissing KD for leaving OKC to go to the Golden State. Y’all are haters. Let’s think about this. KD could continue to play in OKC with Russell Westbrook who believes that the most important player on the court or in the world is Russell Westbrook. Or he could leave and be a part of a team that shares the ball and understands what it takes to win a championship??? There is NO decision. He was NEVER going to win a championship with Russell Westbrook. Never.
Cleveland never had the fire power to keep up with Golden State. Everyone had to play perfectly in order for Cleveland to win. See Game 4.
The US Open
The first round of the US Open has been completed and Rickie Fowler is leading with a 7 under 65. If Rickie can avoid the big number I think he has a good chance to win. Dustin Johnson who is #1 in the world shot a 3 over par 75. Jon Rahm shot 76. He has been playing great all year. Rory who was talked about as been the next dominant player. Everyone thought that he would contend every week. Rory McIlroy has been struggling since late last year. He is 6 over par after a single round.
Really? I’m sorry I really don’t care.