Let’s look at the Warriors in the future. We here at Blue Man Hoop have obtained some very high-tech and secret time travel technology. We decided to use it to see how the Dubs are doing a few years from now. We’ll save the world next time.
Disclaimer: This is all in jest. I don’t actually think any of this will happen. Except for the 7-peat thing. That is for sure happening. Y’all are just playing for second at this point.
2024. It is 7 years since the fateful day back in 2016 when Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Warriors. Everything changed on that day.
NBA fans rushed to open their Twitter accounts. The takes were all hot. For an entire week, not one person even debated whether or not a hot dog was a sandwich. It was total chaos.
Back in the present day, however, things are a bit calmer. It is now July 4th, 2024, and the Warriors are all at their team July 4th barbecue. Every player, from Stephen Curry to Karl-Anthony Towns (who signed on after his rookie deal ended), is there, and all of their families as well. Riley Curry, no longer a small kid playing at a press conference, is now whooping assistant coach Andre Iguodala at 1-on-1 on the hoop in the driveway, while Ron Adams mans the grill.
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The party, as it is every year, is held at the Curry-Thompson-Green-Durant compound. The estate, when it was built, was the first of its kind. No time in history had four teammates all bought an entire mall together and built their own small town for themselves and their families together. If you thought the Warriors had good team chemistry back in 2015 when they first won it all, you wouldn’t believe it nowadays. I mean, the “Splash Family”, as it has come to be called, all live together. They literally act like a family. And they built a lake in the middle of the compound, where they all go diving.
They are literally the splash family.
The four founding members of “Dub Town”, what they all named their compound, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant all sneak away from the party for a little bit. They’re all wearing clothes from the shoe brand that they started, as they were all a bit fed up with the constant shoe wars, and now they just rock “Shield” at all times. The name of the brand was supposedly an ode to a Warrior and his shield, but multiple sources have confirmed that Draymond just thought it was a cool word.
So, the four of them go up on Steph’s balcony on look out on the party going on below them, on the land that they literally built.
“It’s all been a blur hasn’t it?” KD says.
“Yeah for real… remember when we used to lose games?” Steph asks the group.
“Honestly,” says Draymond “nope”
They all laugh.
And they can all laugh. Because life as a Warrior is good.
After becoming the super villains of the league in 2016 with the signing of KD, the Warriors wasted no time in getting those rings they promised to Durant. They went 82-0, and had an average point differential of 13.5. The only scare was provided by the Bucks, as the prospect of Matthew Dellavadova injuring all of his stars scared Coach Kerr into sitting the “big 4”, but Zaza Pachulia scored 82 points and everything was OK.
Then came the playoffs. The “analysts” and “experts” were out in full force. “The playoffs are a different story” they said. “You have to play smash mouth basketball in the playoffs” they said. They were wrong. The Dubs cruised through the playoffs, going 16-0, defeating the Cavs in the Finals.
And that was just the beginning. The Warriors had just completed a perfect season. They had perfected basketball.
And then they got better.
The Dubs once again won the championship in 2018 and 2019, but they did not go undefeated in either season. Both seasons were 70 plus win years, but the fanfare was positvely light both years after that first game was lost.
Then, after the third championship in a row, the Dubs once again shocked the world.
Karl-Anthony Towns announced that, under no circumstances, would he re-sign with the Timberwolves. Immediately, reports started flying that the Warriors were the front runners to sign the star center. And the reports were right. Towns signed a deal that was well under what he could have made on any other team, but he knew that this could be the first time ever that one team could have the best player at every position in the NBA. He simply couldn’t turn that down.
Plus, Ayesha Curry promised him that he would eat free at any of her 157 restaurants.
Once again, the Dubs went 82-0. And then 16-0 in the playoffs.
And they did the same the next year.
And the next year.
And on and on.
And that takes us to present day. On this Fourth of July, Draymond, Klay, Steph, and Kevin are all sitting together, at the top of the basketball world, trying to literally remember what it feels like to lose a meaningful game. It’s a truly beautiful thing. Everything is going right in Dub Nation. The game of basketball has reached its peak. That is, until Ben Simmons becomes a free agent, and he signs with the Dubs.
It’s always good to have a solid sixth man right?