The Golden State Warriors are the worst team in the NBA

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Eric Gordon
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Eric Gordon /

The Golden State Warriors are the worst team in the league. In fact, if you believe social media, it will be that way the whole year.

The Golden State Warriors are the worst team in the NBA. They have not won a game all season long. They sit alone at the bottom of the standings and every fan of theirs should be ashamed of supporting such a pathetic team.

The Warriors are a bad team. If the season ended today, they would miss the playoffs. Their talent isn’t good enough to win games against top NBA teams.

Nick Young is the team’s leading scorer so you know something is wrong. Klay Thompson hasn’t scored 20 all year long. Kevin Durant is barely at that mark. Stephen Curry hasn’t touched 25 points in a single game all season.

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The Warriors’ injury luck has run out. Andre Iguodala has not played all year. Draymond Green has missed more than 25 percent of the season.

The Houston Rockets are now the best team in the league. Well, they are equal to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Those two will, definitely, be in the NBA Finals.

What the Warriors have shown for the last three years has been a fluke. Going 16-1 in the playoffs was an inaccurate representation of who they are. They aren’t that good.

In fact, the Warriors should give back the rings they received before their latest loss. They don’t mean anything. The fact that they showed everyone they were the best team for the third year in a row doesn’t mean anything heading into this season. They are frauds.

Golden State should actually let Houston take the rings with them. It’s clear that the Rockets are going to win the NBA Finals. They’ve had a much better season than the Warriors and have owned the head-to-head matchup.

It doesn’t matter that the Warriors have only played one game. It doesn’t matter that their lone loss is in October after an emotional celebration. It doesn’t matter that two of the team’s top three defenders weren’t available in the fourth quarter.

It doesn’t matter that Young outplayed Durant. It doesn’t matter that Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker outscored Curry and Durant. It doesn’t matter that Luc Mbah A Moute was better than Klay Thompson.

The Warriors proved that they were frauds when their best perimeter defenders Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell couldn’t stop James Harden from scoring. Looney playing over Durant in the fourth quarter of a close game is actually how the Warriors win and the Rockets beat that. Same with Bell and Patrick McCaw getting minutes in the final period of the game.

Curry playing 29 minutes in an October loss. That doesn’t bode well for them in the long run. It’s a sign that the Warriors are in trouble.

I hope by now that you’ve picked up how ridiculous this all is. Look, I get why people enjoy watching the Warriors fall. No one is obligated to like the team.

Getting ridiculed after losses comes with the territory. It’s the price you pay for greatness. That’s understandable. The Warriors and their fans have a lot of fun when they win so it’s only fair that they get a taste of their own medicine on the rare occasions when Golden State loses.

It’s just one game. And I know it sounds like the Warriors are regurgitating talking points from last year’s Cleveland Cavaliers, but here’s why it’s different: Golden State has proven itself. We’re all pretty familiar with who they are and what they do.

Unlike Cleveland–who turned to the “it’s only regular season” excuse after every loss–we’ve seen the Warriors build their way up to greatness. That doesn’t just disappear. We know how special this team is.

The Houston Rockets did what they were supposed to do. They went into a difficult arena and came away with a W. They mounted a comeback and executed down the stretch. For that, they have every reason to be excited.

Wins are wins and they earned this one. And yes, some wins mean more than others. Regular season wins matter, on some level.

With that said, it’s also important to not overvalue what we watch. It’s important to be reasonable. It’s important to not let a small sample size and your emotions misinform you.

The Warriors are not actually the worst team in the league. Their season isn’t over. What we saw today doesn’t really tell us much about how the Warriors will look in the playoffs versus the Rockets.

I know Steve Kerr can do some crazy stuff with his rotations, but I don’t know if he’ll make the mistake of leaving a young big on an island with one of the game’s best offensive players. He made that mistake with Festus Ezeli in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and he did it with Bell on Harden.

When it comes down to it, the Warriors will tighten up rotations and keep the foot on the gas. Relax, everyone. Golden State is still the team to beat and let’s not pretend otherwise.