As the NBA is set to restart, the Golden State Warriors’ diehard fanbase won’t have much loyalty to any team in the running, but they should be rooting against Milwaukee.
The NBA is set to resume play on July 30. After what’ll be a four-month suspension due to the novel coronavirus, the NBA has decided to said restart with just 22 teams, leaving the Warriors on the sidelines.
Although they may be diehard Warrior fans, there’s no denying the Bay Area will be actively watching these games.
Who should they root for? Who should they root again? We already went into a few teams they may need to root against, but when it comes down to it, the future of the organization may rest on the success or lack thereof of the Milwaukee Bucks.
It’s not that the Bucks innately have done something to make Warrior fans hate them, but rather, the Bucks superstar and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo may grow unhappy if the team doesn’t find their way to the podium.
Giannis is too good not to have a Larry O’Brien trophy sitting in his hands in the next few seasons. A free agent next offseason (the summer of 2021), the Warriors will likely be one of the frontrunners for the young versatile forward.
However, there’s not a chance he leaves and turns down that supermax if he still has faith that the Bucks can surround him with the personnel that it’ll take to get him to the highest level. For now, he has that faith, and if they win, he’ll continue to have that faith.
Antetokounmpo is every team’s dream.
He’s averaging almost 30 points, grabbing almost 13 rebounds and dishing out almost six assists per game. That doesn’t even factor in his defensive numbers or the fact that he’s been a much-improved shooter in 2020.