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Will The Golden State Warriors Ever Win?
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Will the Golden State Warriors Ever Win?

I've often heard, especially in movies, that when a person has been abused mentally and emotionally so much that in order to survive they "go away" to a special place in their mind. This helps them to block out reality and also to forget about what deep down they know to be the absolute truth. Welcome to the life of a Golden State Warrior fan.

If you've been following this team for any number of years like I have (I predate Run TMC) it can be hard not to "go away" from year to year because this team lays the emotional pain and betrayal on you like no other. I my over 25 years of fandom for the team from Oakland, there has not ever been a season in which I thought to myself, "Hmm, I think this could be the year."

This brings me to my point. The Warriors as currently constructed are never going to win anything of value. Individuals may win an award here or there, and they are always fully featured at the dais at the annual Lottery. If this team is ever going to make an attempt to be good, now is the time to strike.

New owner Joe Lacob is almost salivating at the prospect of luring a big time player to come to the bay area. He's made comments for months now that the team was going to make some "big moves". Lacob also is said to have his heart set on Dwight Howard and is willing to move quite a bit of the current roster to do so, with or without any type of guarantee that Howard would stay long term.

Monta Ellis is the best player on the team, but it seems like David Lee has been the better player consistently this season. I'm at the point where just about anyone on this roster can be had for a price. The only guy I'm absolutely intrigued with is Jerry West's handpicked boy Klay Thompson. To me he should be untouchable. Even for Superman.

The fans that support the Warriors are the best fans in basketball in my opinion. Why shouldn't they get to see a team that can be constructed the right way? A team that is thrifty with the money but not cheap. The hiring of Jerry West is already paying dividends as he was the chief supporter of selecting Thompson with the 11th pick in last year’s draft. If they can keep making good draft picks and start to get even a trickle of free agent interest then these Warriors might give their fans what they've so long been deserving of. A team that has a chance to win.


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If they get Dwight Howard they will have a piece of the puzzle that will enable them to win. I did not even know they got Jerry West as one their suits. Looks like there on their way of putting a team together that can compete. I do not know much about the team but like the way you keep us informed. Your a great sports writer. Lets tweet this. I'm still waiting for the Detroit Pistons to put something together. We believe that picture supports the fans. Great job.

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  about 1 decade ago

This whole D.Howard thing could ultimately blow up in their face and they would have to start basically from scratch at that point. If that happens, it still won't give them much credibility in attracting top free agents. I'm really hoping they can get it done, but I've been a fan too long to expect anything.

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  about 1 decade ago
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