Breaking the NBA? On the contrary, the Warriors are doing it a favor – Sacramento Bee

Have you heard? The NBA is broken. The Wall Street Journal said so last week.

Blame the Warriors. They have won three championships in the past four seasons (and you could argue they should have won the one that got away). They have posted a record winning percentage in a single regular season and in a single postseason. They have sent four representatives to the past two All-Star games.

They signed Kevin Durant when other teams needed him more. When it looked as if they would have trouble cobbling together a supporting cast for Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Durant for the 2018-19 season, they signed center DeMarcus Cousins.

Want a laugh? The Wall Street Journal was late to the party. The website, in November 2015, declared that the Warriors were “unapologetically destroying (NBA Commissioner) Adam Silver’s Bolshevist basketball state.”

You know the gripe: The Warriors win too many games and too many championships. They have too many parades and sign too many really, really good players. The caterwauling has been such that Silver felt compelled to address the NBA’s imbalance of power this week.

“I’m not here to say we have a problem,” Silver told reporters in Las Vegas. “But I think we can create a better system.”


If you’re of a certain age — like many of my T-shirts — you may recall this same kind of hand-wringing almost 30 years ago inspired by a different Bay Area team. In January 1990 the 49ers were seeking their second consecutive Super Bowl title and fourth in nine years. Joe Montana was playing crazy great. Instead of taking a step back with the retirement of coach Bill Walsh, the 49ers improved under rookie head coach George Seifert. And a cry went up across the land: “Is

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