Warriors Dynasty Is Being Buried 6 Feet Under

Rue Eissa

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After a beautiful five year run in the finals, the flight path of the Warriors seems to have crashed into a tree and began spiraling down at 100 miles per hour. Warriors fans used to watch as their team created giant crashes, but now, we know what it feels like to be behind the wheel of the spiraling plane, up close and personal with the brick wall that we used to laugh at other teams for hitting and the ground seems to be getting ever closer. 

After a horrifyingly embarrassing opening game in which they lost 141-122 to the Clippers—at home—fans began to feel the loss of the team’s lineup. Over the summer, Golden State lost KD, Demarcus Cousins, Andre Iguodala, Quinn Cook, Jordan Bell and Shaun Livingston. Along with that list of players who were lost, Klay Thompson was injured  majorly at the end of the last season and will not be playing until April at least.

This season was projected to be a harsh one for the Warriors from the start, but things got even more complicated after their game on October 30th against the Phoenix Suns. That game was a disaster as the Warriors began to dig themselves into a hole they will not be able to get out of. 

First quarter of the game, the Warriors were down 14 to 43. Warriors fans were screaming into pillows as they watched the team get creamed by the Phoenix Suns, a team that was less than nobody last season. 

Then came the disastrous second quarter. As he was going up to take a shot, Steph Curry received a foul in result to a three man collision between him, Aron Baynes and Kelly Oubre Jr. As the phenomenal guard went down, center Aron Baynes collapsed on top of him and Steph left the game, unable to even take his free throws earned from the foul. 

Though the score gap was closed to a 12 point difference, the Warriors still lost the game. As of November 5th, their record is 2-5 and they are sitting comfortably in the bottom 5 teams of the Western Conference standings. 

With a current injury list of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, Jacob Evans and a day to day D’Angelo Russel, Warriors fans have lost hope of even getting to the playoffs this season as their entire lineup of good players sit court side watching the team get demolished, unable to do a thing to fix the issue. 

There will be no more pulverizing Lebron James in the NBA finals, no more sweeping the finals, beating the Rockets in the playoffs. No more incredible games with a 40 point win. No more wins period. They’ll be lucky to win a game every now and then. It’s the end of the road for the Warriors and it couldn’t feel any worse. 

How can you have Strength in Numbers when you don’t have the numbers—both in stats and number of players?