I have to actively catch myself when I start feeling a tinge of sorrow for the Empire of Shit that is the 2019-2020 Golden State Warriors.
At 2-10 and with the Splash Brothers out until shorts weather, it’s easy to look back fondly on their dominance over the last half decade.
But, after LeBron James’ Lakers (9-2) beat up on the hapless Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday against while resting Anthony Davis, LBJ reminded me that the Warriors have capitalized on injuries during their dynasty and the injury reaper does not discriminate.
When asked by a reporter if it was strange to play such a decimated Warriors team, LeBron said this:
“Not when you in it. When I’m watching it at home in one of my off nights it becomes weird then, seeing Klay in a suit and not seeing Steph out there, but not when you play.”
“I played in the Finals without Kyrie and Kevin. So, no.”
One of LeBron’s most impressive achievements is stealing two games from the Golden State Warriors in 2015 with the following starting five: LeBron James, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, and Timofey Mosgov.
LeBron’s averages through those six games: 35.8 ppg, 13.3 rpg, 8.8 apg. Fucking wild.
So, I think it’s safe to assume that LeBron takes extra joy in dunking on any Warriors team, no matter how pathetic.
He sure was, Skip. Sure was.