How far can these Warriors go in the future? Already guaranteed to inherit the status of “Dynasty” at the end of their respective careers, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Greenthe main architects of the domination of the Oakland franchise for the past seven years, still have a few good years ahead of them and their thirst for victory is far from being satisfied.
Double NBA champion in 1987 and 1988 with the Lakers, Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, is convinced that the Warriors and their hard core are still hungry. Better, they would aim internally for the six rings to reach the rank of legend, Michael Jordanwho won six titles with the Bulls.
“They will not be satisfied”did he declare. “You have three competitors leading the way with Draymond Green, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. They have four titles, but you know they want to get to five and then six. I can guarantee you that. They won’t say it publicly, but I can guarantee you they’re probably thinking, ‘Guys, if we could just line up with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, that would be awesome. »
“I’m sure the Warriors are like, ‘Let’s go to six. Let’s try to match Jordan”
The prospect of equaling such a reference could indeed be a great source of motivation, even if Michael Jordan, with the spirit of competition still intact, will be able to retort to the trio that he won the six Finals he played, unlike the Warriors. Achieving six titles would still be quite a feat.
“We can forget about Bill Russell. No one will ever reach 11 titles. But six is the next standard, and I’m sure the Warriors are like, ‘Let’s go to six. Let’s try to match Jordan'”continued Mychal Thompson.
Beyond the health aspect, which has cost Golden State a lot in recent years, the transition with the new generation will have to be successful, which the “front office” of the franchise has begun to do by highlighting the Poole-Wiggins tandem, but also the Moody-Kuminga-Wiseman trio.
As long as the Curry-Thompson-Green trio is in the legs, the Warriors will have a chance.
“They are going to be very motivated and I think they are going to be the favorites again because there are young people coming up behind them who are ready to take the next step. It’s going to be tough, but the Warriors are totally capable of winning again.”concluded Mychal Thompson.
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