So. Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard about Kevin Durant going to the Warriors during free agency. With his signing, the Warriors are now a stacked team. Well even more of a stacked team than they have been previously. Needless to say, fans all over are outraged that Durant left a title contender for another title contender. They’re mad because he “took the easy way” to a ring and that he’s “basically guaranteed a ring now”. They want him to fail.
Honestly speaking however, fans may actual get their wish. Superteams like the Warriors have a history of underperforming. The question remains however; will the Kevin Durant era be different? This roster could actually be THE most stacked roster in the history of the league. At least that’s what it says on paper. I sincerely doubt that the Warriors will match their own record next season even with the added bolster of Durant. Last season the Warriors barely clung to their 83-9 record and a lot of things had to go right for them to win their ring. Then in the playoffs, the finals especially, the Warriors collapsed in a way that no one has ever seen before.
In the 2012-2013 season, the Los Angeles Lakers built another super team. They had superstars like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard. That team was slated to run right through the season to a championship but things derailed quickly and the Laker dreams were quickly dashed. The Warriors may or may not have a similar fate awaiting them.
All concerns aside however, all the numbers point to the Warriors being one of the most talented teams in NBA history. They could very well be champions next season, to the dismay of fans all over the world. Only time will tell if this team, teeming with superstar talent, can lift themselves up to a ring. If not however, Durant’s image is sure to take a further dive.