The Warriors Are “Lucky”
Updated: Apr 4
By: Jeffrey Esperance
Following the off season after the NBA Finals, there was a word floating around that the Warriors didn’t want to hear. This word was like Lord Voldermort in the Harry Potter series. It was something that haunted the Warriors. They would soon have to embrace it. The Dubs had to challenge the word and nip it the bud. This word was lucky. They (whoever that may apply to) were saying that the Warriors won the title by luck. They were lucky not having to face any healthy point guards during every series in the Western Conference Playoffs. They were very lucky that Kyrie Irving was injured during overtime in game one of the NBA finals. They were very lucky that Kevin Love was injured otherwise they wouldn’t have stood any chance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals. They were just so darn lucky. That word undermined everything they accomplished last season and they set out to prove themselves beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Warriors began the 2015-2016 season with a 24-0 start. Not only was that the greatest start in NBA History, it was the greatest start to a season for all major sports in USA. Then, the Warriors set a new record by winning 54 straight regular season home games beating the record of 44 straight set by the 95-96 Bulls. Following that, the Warriors ended the season with 34 road wins which surpassed the record set by the 95-96 Bulls. The Warriors are the only team in NBA history without back to back losses or losing to the same team twice in a season. To close, the Dubs also hit the most threes in NBA history currently totaling 1,057 surpassing the record the Rockets had last season with 933. We can’t talk about breaking records without mentioning the reigning MVP Mr. Curry.
OAKLAND, CA – JANUARY 25: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after he made a shot against the San Antonio Spurs in the third quarter at ORACLE Arena on January 25, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
This season, calling Steph Curry remarkable would be a little insulting. Curry broke his own NBA record for threes made by currently hitting 392. The man is on pace to probably hit 400 threes which is something that no human being would even contemplate of ever happening in an NBA season! The previous record was 286. Curry also tied most threes made in a NBA game (set by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall).
Tonight, the Dubs have a chance to break the record of all records, to win the most games ever in a NBA season (73 games). I’m not a betting man but I wouldn’t bet against the Warriors to lose on their home floor against the Memphis Grizzlies. If I learned anything from watching the Warriors historic season and researching all of these ridiculous stats is one thing. Don’t ever call the Warriors lucky.