Last season, the Golden State Warriors defied the odds and overcame years worth of adversity in order to climb the mountain top and reposition themselves at the top of the NBA food chain.
This season, they’ll have to do it all over again.
The basketball world moves on quickly. Just ask Stephen Curry, who only a few months after winning Finals MVP — has been ranked behind four other players by ESPN.
The Golden State Warriors can’t dwell on the past, a new season is approaching and with it comes a totally clean slate to prove themselves again.
Just as Curry will have to rattle off another historic season in order to remind everybody exactly what kind of player he is, the Warriors will have to bulk up for another long haul.
Going for back-to-back championships is incredibly difficult. It’s only happened for 13 teams, with the Dubs narrowly making it happen in 2018 after surviving a Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals before sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In this game, it doesn’t matter what you’ve done, it’s all about what you’re doing.
For the Warriors, all of their accomplishments will be forgotten shortly after they collect their rings on opening night. After that, they have to start from square one and prove they are capable of repeating the same success from last season.
It won’t all be forgotten, though. In a sick twist, the Dubs now have to carry a target on their back. Each team will be gunning to take them down — even if it’s a random regular season game in January, the Warriors will be getting each team’s best shot.
For Jordan Poole, a breakout rising star. Andrew Wiggins, a first-time All-Star. Stephen Curry, fresh off his first Finals MVP and Klay Thompson, who had just returned to the court. This season is now a clean slate where they need to do it all over again.