Let me start off by saying that I don't hate the Warriors. IMO their definitely one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA and I was rootin for them to win it all last year and I probably will do the same thing again this year. Plus their fans are pretty cool and funny.
But I have seen the Lakers, Mavericks, Magic and Celtics (when they were contenders), Clippers, Rockets, Heat, Bulls, Kincks, Grizzlies and Thunder all get plenty of criticism and hate from the NBA fans when they didn't play up to expectations or struggled....why has Golden State lucked out from all that?
The Warriors, everyone's new favorite team, were supposed to be big boys in the West this year with their youngsters adding more experience and the additional of a high priced free agent Andre Igoudala. This team was expected to be a top 3-4 team in the West.
They have dealt with injuries sure but pretty much all the contenders have dealt with injuries this season one way or the other. Not good enough excuse.
And yet here they are at a pedestrian 12-10. If playoffs started today, they would barely make it in as the #8 seed or not make it at all.
Obviously there's ton of games still left but other teams got flamed when they struggled, why have the Warriors not get any when their failing to meet expectations?
Is it because nobody suddenly gives a s** about the Warriors? Or are they exempted from any criticism since their "fun and young"?
And please, how long are we gonna use the "Warriors are still young, just keep waiting"? Their best player, Steph Curry isn't 22 years old, he's gonna turn 26 in 3 months. He isn't new to the NBA, he's been in it for 4 years now. Bogut and Lee have both been in the NBA for quite some time also. Their "youth" excuse is really overrated.
So please...lets talk about what's wrong with the Warriors!
*Sorry Warriors fans. I like you (except for grumpy) but I think its time that your team gets talked about on the NBA forums everywhere! Your a contender now and ya gotta get the hate that all contenders get