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Old 06-17-2016, 02:48 PM   #401
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Hates me to say that, because being a Bulls fan from back in the day, I like Steve Kerr, but the Warriors have been overhyped all year, being anointed the greatest team ever.
Well, technically, they are the greatest team ever if you look at their regular season record. So I wouldn't say they're overhyped whatsoever.

My only beef with them has been the way they've acted on the court over the last few games...and that ultimately might be their demise on Sunday night if they can't get their heads together.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:57 PM   #402
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They beat the 1995-96 Bulls by a game. The Bulls still had a larger point differential and lost 3 games the entire postseason. The Warriors are 7-6 the last 2 series.
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They beat the 1995-96 Bulls by a game. The Bulls still had a larger point differential and lost 3 games the entire postseason. The Warriors are 7-6 the last 2 series.
Doesn't matter. They were 73-9. They're not overhyped. They're just not playing nearly as well right now.
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FWIW, right now, the Warriors are 5-point favorites for Game 7.
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You also have to consider the times, though. Is it harder or easier to win more games in today's NBA?

The indirect relationship I relate this to is scoring in the NHL. If the NHLs scoring doesn't change, nobody will ever ever ever break Gretzky's scoring records. Because it's so much harder now in the NHL to score. Goalie pads are bigger. Nets are smaller. Defensive systems are better.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:20 AM   #406
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The Warriors are way too dependant on the three-point shot and they have been exposed as fragile mentally. Win or lose, they probably shouldn't be included in an all-time great team list.
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The Warriors are way too dependant on the three-point shot and they have been exposed as fragile mentally. Win or lose, they probably shouldn't be included in an all-time great team list.
If the Warriors win this series, they WILL go down as one of the greatest teams ever. They're taking on LeBron James who is also one of the best players of his generation. This series going to a Game 7 makes it more exciting. Most people were expecting a short series, but a number of factors have brought this sucker to 7 games. A win for the Warriors cements their status. A win for the Cavs and the city of Cleveland finally gets a champion again.
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The Warriors came back from down 3-1 against a team with two potential Hall-of-Famers in their respective primes, what, two weeks ago?
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Of course Golden State is unlikeable ... the bandwagon fans, .
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The Warriors came back from down 3-1 against a team with two potential Hall-of-Famers in their respective primes, what, two weeks ago?
A Thunder team that has never accomplished anything. They lost that series as much as the Warriors won it. A pretty damning indictment on Durant and Westbrook's inability to close games.
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Because when you're 9, jumping on a bandwagon, is what you do, right?
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A Thunder team that has never accomplished anything. They lost that series as much as the Warriors won it. A pretty damning indictment on Durant and Westbrook's inability to close games.
Tell us again about all those Cleveland championships
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Because when you're 9, jumping on a bandwagon, is what you do, right?
who is this wanker and why is he posting?
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An enormous chunk of all sports fans picked their favorite team through some degree of bandwagoning. The team had just won a championship, the game where they first watched them, whatever.

The only time you can reasonably use "bandwagon fan" as an insult is if they immediately dump that team for another once they start losing. If the Warriors have introduced a bunch of new fans to the sport, great.
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An enormous chunk of all sports fans picked their favorite team through some degree of bandwagoning. The team had just won a championship, the game where they first watched them, whatever.

The only time you can reasonably use "bandwagon fan" as an insult is if they immediately dump that team for another once they start losing. If the Warriors have introduced a bunch of new fans to the sport, great.

Define enormous chunk? Most people I know are fans of teams based upon where they grew up or where they moved throughout life.
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Define enormous chunk? Most people I know are fans of teams based upon where they grew up or where they moved throughout life.
I live in LA, so...virtually everyone I come into contact with.

Seriously though, bandwagon and fairweather fans aren't necessarily the same thing.
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I live in LA, so...virtually everyone I come into contact with.

Seriously though, bandwagon and fairweather fans aren't necessarily the same thing.

But you've also lived in Chicago right? And you're from like, Maryland? Or did I make that up based upon the teams you're a fan of 😁

Oh trust me I know fairweather fans. South Florida's only exception is really the Dolphins. And not really.
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