The NBA Finals are over and the Warriors closed it out with a wild parade taking shots at the Cavaliers, drinking Hennessy and interacting with fans.
Non-Warrior fans are concerned that the Warriors will be unbeatable for a long time with the lineup they have. NFL player Myles Garrett expressed on ‘The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Lima’ that Kevin Durant broke the league by making the move to Golden State.
“You hopped onto a 73-9 team and he took the easy way out in my mind.
With KD, you just stick him in and he scores. You already knew what they had. They were 73-9 before and you put the second-best player in the world on an already all-time great team and of course you’re going to have success, pretty easy success. Anyone can have an off night and they can still find a way to win.”
Garrett, whose part of the Cleveland Browns, says he couldn’t take that route.
“If I were him I would’ve never made a move like that in the first place,” he said. “Me, I’m too competitive to try and ride on somebody’s coat tails to get a W. But for him, you might as well stay at the spot you’re at now. There’s no point in leaving since you’ve already taken that moniker where he’s been called the snake and cupcake and all that. You might as well stay and just keep on winning.”
When it comes to LeBron James move from Cleveland to Miami, Garrett says the Miami Heat weren’t stacked like the Warriors before Durant’s move.
“It’s different when LeBron left. He went to [Miami to join] Wade and Bosh but it wasn’t something that was already guaranteed, something you already knew was going to have immediate success. [James] had to gel and work things into place.”
Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder who almost beat the Warriors in the Western Finals. They should have won as the Thunder were up 3-1 in that series before the Warriors won three straight. With that being said, it’s not like Warriors needed him. However, Durant has been the reason why the Warriors won the last two rings and his two NBA Finals MVP awards proves it.