The Warriors Are Incomparable, Right?
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and the rest of The Warrior clan appear to be unstoppable. After a record-breaking season, the team drawing comparisons to the ’95-’96 Bulls has returned to the NBA finals for a rematch of last year’s championship series. But when a team is in a league of its own is it fair to compare it to other ones?
“What is the point, really, of historical comparison? How do you measure a basketball mutation, which is what the Golden State Warriors have become, with their long-distance dialing that makes comparing them with storied N.B.A. teams of yore like distinguishing between a smartphone and a land line?”
Read the full essay by Harvey Araton here.