Opinion: Golden State is a team worth watching

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]

Jacob Ruffo

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals last year, and it still stings for many Cavs fans. However, being spiteful toward the Warriors and saying Stephen Curry is overrated is not what anyone should do.

Belittling Curry and saying he – and therefore the team – is overrated, is petty. Curry leads the NBA in points per game and is 33rd in minutes played. He never plays the whole game because the game is always over by the end of the third quarter.

They are 49-5; they aren’t overrated. There really isn’t even an argument. The coach of the second best team, Gregg Popovich of the 46-9 San Antonio Spurs, recently wondered if there is any way to stop them at all.

Also, Cavs fans, since “LeBron is better,” don’t forget how you did this exact thing to LeBron when he left the team to go play for the Miami Heat. LeBron was younger and more aggressive, and the Heat was a much better team than the Cavs are now, but you didn’t care. Everyone around here shunned LeBron and the Heat until LeBron “came home.” Then everyone went right back to blissfully ignoring facts and proclaiming that he is the best player ever again. It was annoying.

The Warriors are also great because – despite the fact that every time Curry touches the ball, it is exciting – he is not the only thing that is exciting. They have legitimate stars up and down the roster. You could argue Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes would be the best player on an NBA team. Add to that an unbelievably dynamic point guard who may actually be the best shooter ever in the history of basketball, and why wouldn’t you watch these guys?

Their jerseys are cool, they have a sweet name, they never make any mistakes and they destroy everyone. They are so good that the first time they lost this season, the other team made a t-shirt celebrating that fact and sold it. The Spurs, who are having almost just as good of a season, have admitted they can’t do anything to stop them.

Don’t be mad because the Cavs lost to the Warriors in the Finals. Realistically, how could they have won? The Warriors were bringing Iguodala in off the bench and the Cavs were playing Matthew Dellavedova. 

Jacob Ruffo is a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]