“The Warriors Need KD”

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nikkas giving 3rd grade rebuttals
The nikka I was responding to is a Raptor fan dummy

He is using Ja’s injury to take away from the fact that the Dubs won

I using his goofy logic against him to discredit the Raps title


The Warriors never needed KD. They beat him, won more games than any other team in history without him and are winning now without him.

You got MFs right now saying its the Warriors title to lose at this point, and all we did was replace KD with fukkin Weedplate


Just because they lost to the Cavs (so much shyt had to go wrong for this to even happen) doesnt mean they NEEDED to go out and get a top-3 player to beat the Cavs. They just needed Harrison Barnes not to be the WOAT for that to happen.
 

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The nikka I was responding to is a Raptor fan dummy

He is using Ja’s injury to take away from the fact that the Dubs won

I using his goofy logic against him to discredit the Raps title


The Warriors never needed KD. They beat him, won more games than any other team in history without him and are winning now without him.

You got MFs right now saying its the Warriors title to lose at this point, and all we did was replace KD with fukkin Weedplate


Just because they lost to the Cavs (so much shyt had to go wrong for this to even happen) doesnt mean they NEEDED to go out and get a top-3 player to beat the Cavs. They just needed Harrison Barnes not to be the WOAT for that to happen.
If you didn't need KD then including him in "b bu but" scenarios vs the Raptors doesn't work.

If so much had to go wrong for 2016 to happen then the same can be said the year before. This can keep going.
 

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Their first title was vs a cavs team with no Kevin love or Kyrie. When they played them at full strength? L. The ran to get their 2x finals mvp KD
Alota nikkas on here did act as if GS never won a title before KD and that they didn't eliminate him en route to another Finals. Which was always some of the dumbest shyt ever...

Took them three years to regroup and reload but them being able to retool abd resurface as a contender is worthy enough of praise. Neither of their three core guys (Steph, Klay, Dray) are what they were 3 years ago, and Iggy in his Haslem role now; all of them have lost a step or few. So shout to these old nikkas for gearing up for a last gasp at a title run, it's commendable...

This Warriors team reminds me of the Comeback Spurs who after losing the WCF in '08, took 4 years to get back that far and were a somewhat different team when they became elite again. The '22 Dubs are akin to the '12 Spurs in this regard...

That said, they have benefitted from luck of the draw so far. They should be a decisive underdog vs whoever comes out East if they get there, as it stands now those three remaining teams are whole (Middleton will certainly be back by The Finals if Mke gets there) and extremely physical and tenacious on defense---->those two traits bothered the Comeback Warriors vs Memphis, who has nowhere near the experience or cohesion that the three East teams have, so it'll definitely bother The Dubs in a Finals...

The WCF gonna be a pick'em, clearly Phx ain't as dominant as their regular season showed, they struggled to put away a team they had a 30-win advantage over first, and now struggling with a flawed Mavs. Conversely, Mavs have showed more resolve than I thought they had but they are sus defensively and close to one-dimensional offensively...

The Warriors own flaws make it so that the WCF can go either way, this certainly ain't the Warriors of a few years ago. But it's cool seeing The Dubs make one more run for the title, in the vein of the Comeback Spurs I'd say the Comeback Warriors may have two more years of being competitive with the core because a)Poole, Kuminga will continue to grow and their roles will expand with the team, and b)two more years is about all you're gonna get from these older dudes. Dray and Klay are very clearly not what they once were, the consistency especially ain't there with Klay, and Curry's second half to present has shown that while still elite he's obviously slowing down...

Steph 34 and Y13, Klay (Y11) and Dray (Y10) 32. In '12 Duncan was 36/Y15, Parker was 30/Y11, Manu 34/Y10. This Warriors iteration has this year and another two years before the OG core starts retiring or playing Iggy's role and this fully becoming Poole's team. Enjoy the rest of the ride we have left, I can always appreciate old heads rising for one last run at championship glory!
 

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If you didn't need KD then including him in "b bu but" scenarios vs the Raptors doesn't work.

If so much had to go wrong for 2016 to happen then the same can be said the year before. This can keep going.
Fool…

KD AND KLAY being hurt led to this lineup

Steph
Livingston
Dray
Iggy
Cousins

Boogie and Livingston were a combined 2/11 that game and Steph had 47. All the Warriors needed was a competent 2nd scoring option and they win that game. They didnt “need” KD.


Im not going to address the second part of your posr, because you are playing stupid. Steph-led Warriors are the only team in NBA History that gets discredited because of injury :camby:
 

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Steph-led Warriors are the only team in NBA History that gets discredited because of injury :camby:

You just said the Raptors wouldn't have won... you discredited them because of injury but then you want GSW to get all the credit for '15 Lol

The fact is... and this could change this year.. but the big 3 only title w/o Durant came against a very shorthanded Cavs team. Durant hasn't won w/o the big 3 at all. So those are just the facts as they stand right now. Maybe both needed each other... or maybe not..
 

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You just said the Raptors wouldn't have won... you discredited them because of injury but then you want GSW to get all the credit for '15 Lol

The fact is... and this could change this year.. but the big 3 only title w/o Durant came against a very shorthanded Cavs team. Durant hasn't won w/o the big 3 at all. So those are just the facts as they stand right now. Maybe both needed each other... or maybe not..
I didnt discredit shyt. Im not out here like a lot of u nikkas discrediting teams because of injury. I used brehs logic against him as a troll post to show him how hypocritical he sounds. He will say the Dubs wouldnt have won without Ja, but wont admit the same when it comes to his own team against the Warriors


And nah we not doing that. We not going to say their only title came against a very shorthanded cavs team as some type of backhanded compliment and not do the same for every other squad that benefitted from injury. Call that shyt both ways. You can only play who is in front of you.
 

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BTW.. maybe off topic but the injury excuse can be used anywhere. Raptors beat an injured GSW. GSW beat an injured Cavs team. GSW actually beat an injured Denver team and an injured Memphis team just this year..

Where does it end? NBA playoff series often have injuries especially lately. Part of winning the title is staying healthy. This seems to happen every year now.
 

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And nah we not doing that. We not going to say their only title came against a very shorthanded cavs team as some type of backhanded compliment and not do the same for every other squad that benefitted from injury. Call that shyt both ways. You can only play who is in front of you.

What both ways? i couldn't care less about the Raptors that's someone else you are arguing with.. me.. im just stating a fact. Were the Cavs not missing their 2nd and 3rd best player? what you want me to say.. the GSW did beat who was in front of them.. they are the 2015 champions. Nobody can say they aren't. But do you want to have some context or no context? up to you.. lol
 

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What both ways? i couldn't care less about the Raptors that's someone else you are arguing with.. me.. im just stating a fact. Were the Cavs not missing their 2nd and 3rd best player? what you want me to say.. the GSW did beat who was in front of them.. they are the 2015 champions. Nobody can say they aren't. But do you want to have some context or no context? up to you.. lol
nikka u quoted my post where I was talking about that series, what are u talking about? :dwillhuh:
 
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