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Put the NBA on Notice: Stop Pissing off the Golden State Warriors

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube.

Screen capture courtesy of the NBA/YouTube.

Coming off of a 67-win season, a world championship and now currently sporting a ridiculous 20-0 record, it’s time for everyone to admit that the Golden State Warriors are good. In fact, they’re more than good – they’re historically great.

So stop pissing them off.

Stop saying that they’re just “lucky.” Stop saying that they’re just “healthy.” And please, do not even start in on the “arrogant” banter.

It all started with this past offseason when Los Angeles Clippers head coach and GM, Doc Rivers, hinted that he believed that the Warriors were in fact lucky to have won the title because they didn’t have to face his Clips or the San Antonio Spurs during their path to the Finals.

Well Doc, since it took your Clippers seven games to knock the Andrew Bogut-less Warriors out of the playoffs in 2014, Golden State has the 4-1 series advantage. And to be honest, LA’s latest collapse on November 19th was the worst loss of all. Move on, Doc. Focus on your own team. For instance, you play your own son during crucial minutes strictly on the basis that he’s your son. Austin Rivers is a career 40 percent shooter and is shooting a putrid 22 percent from beyond the arc this season. This isn’t rec-league.

As for LeBron James claiming that the Warriors are the “most healthy team” that he has ever seen? That literally means nothing. Are the Warriors supposed to be stripped of that Finals win over the self-proclaimed “King” because they were at full strength? I’m not quite sure how that takes anything away from The Bay’s Team, but I do know this – LeBron is totally THAT guy who complains every time he loses. He has never grown up because we, the media, call him things like “The King” and “The Chosen One” instead of calling him “a sore loser” and “Dwyane Wade’s sidekick.”

Moving on to Monday night’s debacle after taking out their latest opponent, Ben Dowsett of Salt City Hoops sent out a series of messages on social media questioning the Warriors’ lack of respect for their opponent’s effort.

Dowsett tweeted:

Dowsett continued to complain about the Warriors lack of respect for the Jazz while in their locker room, tweeting:

Both Curry and Green as well as Andrew Bogut took to Twitter today, claiming that Dowsett was out of line and is trying to make something out of nothing.

Green’s Tweets:

Bogut’s Tweets:

Dowsett later attempted to explain himself a little bit better:

“Listen, these guys are entitled to every bit of ego they want at this point. It was just surprising to me. Again, this isn’t close to sour grapes. Those guys have earned this. Just [especially] in Steph’s case, it’s not what you expect is all. Again, Warriors have earned the right to behave however they want. Doesn’t mean you always have to. Don’t burn my house, GSW fans. You won.”

That’s right, Ben. The Warriors won. Again. And they are pissed off. Again.

It would be wise to stop pissing off the champs.

Follow Rich Peters on Twitter @Tricky_Roma.

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