Come on, son
The night the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Championship, a disappointed LeBron James went on the post-game press conference podium and said some outlandish shit like the fact he’s never played for a ‘Super Team’ and doesn’t believe in them. We were baffled at the statement, but it has been echoed a few days later by the reigning NBA Finals MVP, Kevin Durant.
According to KD, the Warriors are not a ‘Super Team,’ but yet a collection of players nobody wanted. Players that overachieved coming out of college. Players that were injured and traded to Golden State but managed to play together very well.
“First of all, if everybody wanted Steph, he would have been the No. 1 pick. A lot of people passed on him. A lot of people doubted Steph, saying he wasn’t going to be this good. Klay Thompson, he was just supposed to be this OK shooter in the league, like that’s what you thought of Klay Thompson when he came in. Draymond, nobody wanted him. He was a 6-5 power forward. (They said) he couldn’t play in the league, he couldn’t start in the NBA. Shaun Livingston had a crazy knee injury. Nobody wanted him. Nobody thought that that he would get back to being Shaun Livingston. Andre Iguodala, he got traded a couple of times. Nobody wanted him. A lot of people didn’t expect these guys to be where they are today. Super team? No, we just work extremely well together.”
While there is some truth in his statement, he can’t deny the fact that there are multiple All-Stars and MVP’s on his squad and they pose a clear disadvantage to the rest of the league.
You don’t add Durant to a 73-9 team and not say they’re a ‘Super Team’ dog.