The Warriors are 4 wins away from their fourth NBA championship in eight years.
Another title would make the Warriors the second group in NBA, NFL, MLB and MLB historical past to go from champions to having the worst file and again to champions in a five-year span.
The solely different group in any of the 4 main American skilled sports activities leagues to try this was the Detroit Lions, who have been champs in 1953, had the worst file in 1955 after which grew to become champs once more in 1957.
The Warriors are feeling good about their probabilities within the NBA Finals, however they know the battle of what it takes to get there.
The creation of their dynasty in 2014 led to 5 consecutive Finals appearances and three titles throughout that span. The Warriors have been on prime of the world — till they weren’t.
Kevin Durant moved to the alternative coast and joined the Brooklyn Nets in a sign-and-trade, Klay Thompson tore his ACL and the Warriors have been transitioning to a brand new residence in San Francisco.
Things modified, and it mirrored over the subsequent two years for the Warriors.
Golden State had the worst file within the league (15-50) in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened 2019-2020 season. The following season, they didn’t end final however missed the playoffs for the second straight season.
At the beginning of this season, nobody actually anticipated them to be nice, a lot much less Finals-bound, however they’ve shocked the league and proceed to silence the doubters throughout this postseason run.