The Warriors won again tonight, 125-94 against the Bulls in Chicago. I'm a Bulls fan, always have been, always will be. They spoiled me as a kid but I still love them now. Even though that's my team, I have no hard feelings against the Warriors. Actually, I really admire and respect them. Which will sound hypocritical, because the reason I admire and respect the Warriors is because they admire and respect no one other than themselves and their own thirst for a bunch more titles. They're not out on friend-patrol like the rest of the league (excluding San Antonio, which makes a lot of sense). LeBron is buddies with everyone and everyone is buddies with everyone else. How is that in any way competitive? It's not, it's not a winning attitude. It's just silly and turns me off from most of the contemporary NBA. Not the Warriors, though, they're out there talking about the champagne smells and scoring more than half as many points as the Dow Jones went down today, which was 249. See you later, parents' retirements!
Here's today's DJIA graph:
Look familiar? Here, let me help:
That's Steph Curry's, Klay Thompson's, hell, anyone on the team's shooting arc right now. Just filthy good.
What are you supposed to do to stop the Warriors? Double pinch Steph in the corner so he can't get off one of his seemingly invincible three pointers?
Nope. Doesn't work. At all.
How about hanging tight to slow down their perimeter and make their big guys have to square up against yours?
Negative. It won't slow them down at all and also their big men will beat yours. They'll not only take your lunch money but they'll demand interest on it, too. Brought a sack lunch instead? Nice. Say goodbye to your Snack Pack. Dunkaroos, too. And while you're at it, cut the crusts off your sandwich before you give it to the Warriors, because that's not the way they eat their sandwiches. But that's not how everyone else eats their sandwiches? Too bad. Golden State is changing the sandwich game entirely. Michelle can't even tell these guys how to eat their lunch.
The Warriors are doing some nasty stuff out on the hardwood and it's fun to see. Meanwhile the Blackhawks are on a 12-game win streak as they too defend their championship, which is phenomenal, but it's different because hockey is still pure in the we're-not-friends department. I'm not trying to compare the Warriors and Blackhawks or basketball and hockey. I'm just saying I love watching Golden State going for it the way they are amidst everyone else in the NBA vying for Instagram posts, shoe deals, and collaborative commercials.
The Western Conference Finals between San Antonio and Golden State are going to be the real NBA Finals this year. Lord Stanley might even watch them.