The Golden State Warriors are one of the most dominant teams in the NBA not only right now but in the entire history of basketball and this league. They have achieved impressive things in a short period of time by making the right decisions at the time of drafting players of attracting assets to play for them.
Right now not a single team appears to be able to dethrone the Warriors, as when you see the quality of the players they have in their starting lineup, you can tell why nobody seems to be serious competition for the Californians.
In a time when they look unstoppable, people start wondering if the lineup composed of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala is the best ever, with some making good comparisons in order to explain how good this team really is while there are others taking things a little bit far breaking down the quality of the Warriors.
Discussing this matter with Rachel Nichols and Tracy McGrady on ESPN’s The Jump, Marc J. Spears said the current starting Warriors starting five is the best since the 2012/13 Lakers. First, T-Mac said NBA fans hadn’t seen anything like this Warriors before, even mentioning all their accolades, but when Spears’ turn arrived, he made a truly bold statement.
When asked when was the last time he saw a team as talented as the current Warriors, Spears replied:
“Ok we’re going on paper, not necessarily how translated, but on paper. Not too long ago… Pau Gasol, there is this guy named Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Metta World Peace, that was supposed to be nice. They were supposed to be nice.”
Sure those guys looked great on paper, but with Kobe Bryant past his prime, Steve Nash entering the last years of his career, an old Metta World Peace and an unrecognizable Dwight Howard, the only consistent player the Lakers had that season was Pau Gasol. They didn’t even look good on paper as during that time none of them, except Howard, was going through their best years.
Say what you want about the Warriors, but they are a team that has marked an era and that won’t be erased. As for the 2012/13 Lakers, they will go down in history as probably the worst super-team ever assembled. There is no possible comparison.