Should the NBA just crown the Golden State Warriors now? | The Tylt

Should the NBA just crown the Golden State Warriors now?

The NBA is back, and so are the Golden State Warriors. This ‘superteam’ is already the odds-on favorite to repeat as NBA Champions by a wide margin. With most of their title team back, the Warriors are going to run through the NBA once again. However, with other ‘superteams’ forming, the Warriors have a lot of competition. Should the NBA just give Golden State its second rings already? 🏀

FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Should the NBA just crown the Golden State Warriors now?
#CrownGSW
A festive crown for the winner
#TroubleForGSW
Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Should the NBA just crown the Golden State Warriors now?
#CrownGSW
#TroubleForGSW
#CrownGSW

According to Vegas Insider, the Golden State Warriors odds to repeat as NBA champions are 5/8. The next best team have 7/2 odds to win. That is a big disparity that speaks to the dominance of the Warriors.

Kevin Durant perfectly fits with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, and the team rolled through the NBA schedule last year. This year, they have more experience playing with each other, and most of the same players coming back. If they were able to dominate the league so thoroughly last year, there is no way any other team can stop them this season. Golden State is going to repeat this year.

#CrownGSW
#TroubleForGSW

After Golden State won the championship last year, 31 teams in the NBA didn't just throw their hands in the air in surrender. They actually worked to retool their teams to put them in the best position to top the Warriors. Some teams were able to get closer to knocking off the defending champs with some of the moves they made.

The Oklahoma Thunder present a big challenge for the Warriors, trotting out a Big Three of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony. In the east, LeBron James is still a looming threat with the Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics made some key additions that could get them into the Finals. The NBA is not a cakewalk, and there are plenty of landmines for Golden State to step on. With injuries also a risk, there is no way the Warriors win back-to-back-titles.

#TroubleForGSW
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Should the NBA just crown the Golden State Warriors now?
#CrownGSW
A festive crown for the winner
#TroubleForGSW