Are the Golden State Warriors ruining the NBA? | The Tylt
Are the Golden State Warriors ruining the NBA?
Who knew a team that flows as well as Golden State would ever be bad for the NBA? Exciting basketball must be immoral now.
The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball, and the rest of the NBA should be thanking them. The Warriors play the game at the highest level with otherworldly shooting, and seamless ball movement. This is the way basketball is supposed to be played.
The name recognition of this team gets more eyes on the league to see if anyone can contend with the Warriors. Or they get an audience to see what ridiculous achievement Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green will accomplish. Either way, people are paying attention to the NBA because Golden State is so good.
It's not the Warriors fault the rest of the NBA can't keep up. If other teams want games to be close, maybe they should be competing harder instead of complaining about the boring games. Golden State should not apologize for being a "super team." The Warriors make the NBA better.
When a star leaves one team to join a franchise full of stars, it makes the NBA less competitive. Less competition means predictable game outcomes. More predictable outcomes means a boring product. A boring product means less consumption. The Warriors are ruining the NBA.
The Golden State Warriors might be pinnacle of basketball, but no one is watching when games are over by halftime. What’s supposed to be the most exciting time of the NBA season has been marred by large deficits, and games that are out of hand. The NBA has become boring, and the Warriors are the source of that.
The Western Conference used to be the competitive conference in the league. Golden State essentially made it their conference when they brought Kevin Durant into the fold. That decision sets a bad precedent for other stars to leave their team to form more star-studded squads, causing the NBA to be more top heavy.
The Warriors' "super team" has taken the drama out of the NBA, and replaced it with bored resignation. Golden State is bad for the NBA.