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Opinion: Warriors make NBA boring

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The Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry, have become the first team since the ’60s to advance to five straight NBA Finals.

With the Golden State Warriors completing their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night, the NBA trophy is looking like it going to be coming back to the bay for the fourth time in five years.

Exciting, right?

Not really.

The Warriors are fun to watch, don't get me wrong, and I have been raised since birth to love them as my team. But come on you guys, this is getting old.

And they're going to win again. Even if Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins do not make a return to the court, the 2015 version of the Warriors that we are seeing right now is the hottest team in the NBA.

Stephen Curry is playing his best basketball without Durant to pass the ball to. In the Warriors' last 32 games without Durant, Steph has averaged nearly 30 points, 6.6 assists, and has shot the three at 42%. 

Another man that seems to be on a tear right now is Draymond Green.

Entering the finals, Green is coming off one of the best playoff series of his career. Green nearly averaged a triple-double against the Blazers, with 16.5 PPG, 11.8 RPG, and 8.8 APG.

With the guaranteed return of Andre Iguodala (who missed game four against the Trailblazers due to a calf strain) to guard either Toronto's Kawhi Leonard or Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the red-hot Golden State will likely get their third straight trophy — which is boring.

It's not boring because the Warriors aren't fun — nightly Curry-flurries coupled by Draymond's ceaseless trash talk are indeed entertaining.

It's boring because Golden State makes the entire NBA Playoffs less exciting.











Now hear me out because I would agree that watching the NBA Playoffs are great; all the energy and all the overtime games, they're great. However, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth knowing that whichever team wins each series is just ultimately going to end up losing to the Warriors.

The only teams left to save my hopes for the NBA Playoffs are the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto Raptors. The Bucks have two all-stars Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton; the Raptors have two all-stars Leonard and Kyle Lowry.

Scary, right? Now, look at the Warriors.

Just like the Bucks and Raptors, the Warriors also have two all-stars — plus one more — plus the two on the inactive list that could come back at any moment.

Wait a minute, five's not two. Yes, that is correct. Five is not two. Good job.

The Golden State Warriors are the kings of the hill, a hill that they've been sitting atop for the better part of five years.

In films, the throne is always meant to be taken and the underdog is always meant to prevail. Moments like Daniel defeating Johnny after training with Mr. Miyagi or Rudy becoming the hero of Notre Dame football give the audience a sense of content once it's all over. Due to this innate joy in overcoming, the audience always wants the underdog to prevail in the end.

The fact in knowing that this year's underdogs, namely the Bucks and Raptors, will not receive their story-book ending, but rather fall once again at the hands of the Warriors is disheartening.

For the sake of my child-like enthusiasm, I hope that I'm wrong. I hope that whoever makes it out of the Eastern Conference will give Golden State a run for their money. I hope that the face of the NBA is shifted in 2019 because change is good, and in times like this, change is necessary.

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Miles Ozorio
Miles Ozorio, Scot Scoop Editor
Miles Ozorio is currently a senior and Scot Scoop Managing Editor who looks to tell the underlying story of emotion in sports. He plays basketball for Carlmont and is involved in sports organizations both inside and outside of school. To check out his portfolio, click here. Twitter: @MilesOzorio

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    Eddy MidyettMay 25, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Very well writing and a good read. Hope you write more Miles your a natural!

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    Andrew ShenMay 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Everything about this article is so true Miles. There needs to be more competition. I myself have been watching the NBA less and less because of this.

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